UC Davis Police Drench Seated, Non-Violent Protesters with Pepper Spray
My first attempt at embedding a video, but if you haven’t seen this 8-minute clip it is worth watching right to the end. After a police officer actually soaks a few dozen seated, passive students with pepper spray as if he were spraying roaches with OFF (one was hospitalized with chemical burns), the hundreds of bystanders turn on the police and chase them off the quad shouting “shame on you!” By the end of the clip, the “bystanders” have become radicals. They are shouting “Join Our Protest”. They are making plans.
Here’s what the Chancellor has to say about this shocking event:
“We deeply regret that many of the protestors today chose not to work with our campus staff and police to remove the encampment as requested. We are even more saddened by the events that subsequently transpired to facilitate their removal.”
Ms. Katehi, it is going to take more than being “saddened” to respond to what the nation is now seeing on that video.