Posted by Michael Happy on November 20th, 2011
Report from RT on the UC Davis pepper spray incident
From an open letter to the university’s chancellor by UC Davis English professor Nathan Brown:
Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate, they arrested, kneeling on their bodies and pushing their heads into the ground. Those they could not separate, they pepper-sprayed directly in the face, holding these students as they did so. When students covered their eyes with their clothing, police forced open their mouths and pepper-sprayed down their throats. Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood.
Below is another report from AlJazeeraEnglish, which also reveals that the university has announced a probe into police conduct.
A detailed report from the New York Times here.