At UC Davis today, police pepper-sprayed a group of students who were doing nothing more than sitting peacefully on the ground. At the beginning of the video, you watch the officer walk up, pull out the big red canister of spray, and aim it directly at the faces of a group of people sitting passively on the sidewalk, walking back and forth as he sprays, making sure to get everyone in the group. After which, the cops begin pulling people away and arresting them.
However by the end the tables have turned somewhat. The crowd gathered is chanting “shame on you” in unison, so vehemently and so outnumbering and surrounding the couple dozen cops, that they pull together and retreat, backing slowly away from the advancing crowd of students, pellet guns held tensely at the ready until, with the crowd shouting “you can go!” at them, they finally turn around and leave.
Ten people were arrested.