The sculpture depicts a group of angry protesters with raised fists. The sculpture references some of the more famous demonstrations from Berkeley's past, including the People's Park protest, Mario Savio and the Free Speech movement, and a disabled person leaving a wheelchair behind to crawl up the steps of City Hall.
At the base of the sculpture, the protesters merge into several figures representing different aspects of Bay area life: a birdwatcher, a musician, a jogger, and a boater.
The sculpture's location might strike some as an odd choice, as it not near the university where many of the protests took place. But the piece was positioned in such a way that it would serve as a gateway to the city, welcoming visitors to Berkeley, a city with a long history of civil demonstrations.