Activists occupy tract of UC Berkeley-owned land

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The group Occupy the Farm took over the property known as the Gill Tract, at San Pablo Avenue and Marin Avenue, this afternoon, and plans to stay overnight, group members said.

Activists described the property as "the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East Bay," and noted that the university plans to sell the property for a retail development.

University officials and Albany police have not yet responded to calls seeking comment.

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