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Video: Cops Pepper Spray Passive "Occupy" Protesters

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A tense standoff between police and Occupy demonstrators at the University of California, Davis on Friday ended with cops using pepper stray on students who were sitting passively on the ground.

They apparently refused a police order to move, so cops took action.

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In a statement, UC Davis chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi seemed to blame the students, saying, "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."