January 29th, The Berkeley City Council voted 8-1 to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."
The Marines have been in Berkeley for a little more than a year, having moved from Alameda in December 2006.
Code Pink has been protesting in front of the station since October '07.
Move America Forward:
“It is disgraceful that in the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, anti-military activists would attempt to silence the same military men and women who serve this country and give their lives to protect the free speech rights of all Americans, including these ungrateful and despicable people on the Berkeley City Council,” said Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward.Not everyone in Berzerkeley is a Code Pinko supporter.
Councilman Gordon Wozniak :Not only that, but since the moonbat citizens of Berkeley do not want the USMC in their city, perhaps they should not receive the benefit of federal funds.
"There's a line between protesting and harassing, and that concerns me. It looks like we are showing favoritism. We have to respect the other side, and not abuse their rights. This is not good policy."
"Every member of the California delegation should be pressed to state where they stand on Berkeley’s troop-bashing actions–starting with Nancy Pelosi and Sens. Boxer and Feinstein."