Read all about it here: http://www.dailycal.org/article.asp?id=11175 http://www.dailycal.org/article.asp?id=11184 In fact, about half of the protesters were a bunch of middle and high school kids the organizers rounded up. My cousin was actually attending the class described in the article, and he said that the protesters were indeed disruptive. Even after the protesters left the auditorium, they made sure all the doors were open so that the noise from the protest would get through, finally forcing the professor to cancel the class. You can probably tell, I'm not too pleased with the actions of these protesters, but please, no disparaging remarks about my alma mater. UC Berkeley is not a school full of hedonistic, drug-addicted hippies. It is fine academic institution that has literally changed the way the world thinks in the sciences, humanities, engineering, social sciences, etc. (Remember that both Jobs and Woz attended Berkeley!) Yes, there is leftist slant, but it is no different than other universities across the nation. The city of Berkeley itself is run by a bunch of bleeding-heart leftist holdovers from the 60s who continue to pass meaningless resolutions, fight for the rights of the homeless instead of the students and residents, and fight against any new housing construction while wondering why housing is so expensive. Quite frankly, I think many students are tired of this game, and the relative apathy towards the "protest" is a manifestation of this trend. I think many students are also tired of their school's name being dragged into the mud and seeing so many meaningless protests disrupt their daily lives.