McQuarrie, Michael (2011) Occupy UC Davis? Possible Futures (22 Nov 2011) Blog.Full text not available from this repository.
On November 9th students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, were manhandled and hit with batons as campus police attempted to dismantle tents that had been erected as part of an Occupy protest. During the following week, protests of support emerged on other UC campuses, including the campus where I work, UC Davis. On Friday, November 18th, UC Davis campus police were utilized to forcibly dismantle the tents that had been set up on the campus quad in solidarity with protesters elsewhere and Occupy activists in the City of Davis (there has been an ongoing occupy protest in Davis’s Central Park for the past several weeks). The police turned out in riot gear despite the very small number of students and the peaceful nature of their protest. Some students refused a request to disperse and were intentionally pepper sprayed. There was no obvious reason to spray the students. They were not doing much of anything other than refusing a request to leave. Numerous videos of the incident were posted online and, for whatever reason, went viral. On Sunday, November 20th, one of the videos posted to YouTube had been viewed over one million times.
|Item Type:||Website (Blog)|
|Additional Information:||© 2011 Social Science Research Council|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Sets:||Departments > Sociology|
|Date Deposited:||12 Sep 2013 10:18|
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