A barbecue, a tea party, a meditation circle, a kids’ clown party and a huge chalk-in blanketed Berkeley on Sunday, October 7th, as several groups publicly demonstrated their opposition to the anti-sitting law (Measure S).
Onlookers stopped in for a burger on University Avenue near Sacramento or a cup of tea at the edge of the campus on Telegraph at Bancroft. Bystanders near the downtown BART Station got down on their knees to help with the chalk mural, a representation of “The Last Supper” with a legend across the top which stated, “Let Us Sit Together and Break Bread.”
“Sit-lie is a lie,” sang one child running through the plaza with a balloon. The mural remained on the plaza Monday morning delighting BART passengers emerging from the trains, most of whom stopped to take its picture.
“It’s so big it’s hard to get it all in a shot,” laughed one young woman, standing on her toes trying to capture it all. “It’s beautiful.”