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Berkeley tree sitters

One of the four people who had been sitting in a tree at UC Berkeley is brought down by police after the university reached an agreement with the protesters. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ken-Dru Van Jones is among those witnessing the removal of the tree sitters. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters sit in a 90-foot redwood, the only tree remaining of those UC Berkeley planned to cut down in a grove next to Memorial Stadium. More than 40 trees on the site have been removed since Thursday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Workers put up scaffolding around a redwood tree on the UC Berkeley campus today as officials prepare to end a tree-sitting protest. (Robert Gauthier Los Angeles Times)
Workers at UC Berkeley erect scaffolding aimed at aiding efforts to evict a group of tree sitters. The four protesters are fighting the cutting of more than 40 trees to make room for a training facility for athletes. (Robert Gauthier Los Angeles Times)
Tree sitters
Three of the tree-sitting protesters on the UC Berkeley campus look at a crowd gathered below on Monday. (Jakub Mosur For The Times)
A protester conducts an interview with a reporter Monday while suspended from a redwood tree at UC Berkeley. (Ben Margot Associated Press)
As a crane hoists the top of a redwood that was cut away, a sawyer perches on the trunk. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A passerby kicks at debris left by tree sitters who lived in a redwood on the UC Berkeley campus for nearly two years. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)