top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Nov 20 2011 (Updated 11/22/11)
Police Pepper-Spray Students at Occupy UC Davis
Sun Nov 20 2011 (Updated 11/22/11)
UC Administration at War with Students and Notion of Public University
On the afternoon of Friday, November 18th, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi ordered the UC Davis police to clear student protesters from the main quad on campus. Many of the students had participated in a rally on November 15th against tuition increases and police brutality on UC campuses. The rally took place in solidarity with students and faculty who were bludgeoned with batons, hospitalized, and arrested at UC Berkeley on November 9th. Those protesters had linked arms and held their ground in defense of tents they set up beside Sproul Hall. In a gesture of solidarity with those students and faculty, and the national Occupy movement, students at UC Davis set up tents on the main quad. Police in riot gear arrived to remove the tents, and students responded by sitting in a circle and linking arms around the tents. Without provocation, police pepper-sprayed the students.

Chancellor Katehi's actions have been met with international shock, outrage, and condemnation. The Davis Faculty Association Board has called for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Katehi, stating, "The Chancellor’s authorization of the use of police force to suppress the protests by students and community members speaking out on behalf of our university and public higher education generally represents a gross failure of leadership. Given the recent use of excessive force by police against 'occupy' protestors at UC Berkeley and elsewhere, the Chancellor must have anticipated that, by authorizing police action, she was effectively authorizing their use of excessive force against peaceful UCD student protestors. The Chancellor’s role is to enable open and free inquiry, not to suppress it."

UC Davis students, alumni and others will converge on Monday, November 21st at noon on the quad to show solidarity and support for the students who were beaten and pepper-sprayed, and for a conversation about the university’s future.

Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi | No Cops, No Bosses | Ten Things You Should Know About Friday’s UC Davis Police Violence | UC Davis Students Call Strike in Wake of Police Pepper Spray Attack
07/22/16 Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections07/22/16 Report Documents 74% Decline in Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in Coastal California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | East Bay | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/18/16 New Oakland Police Commission Ballot Measure to Take Its Final Form in City Council Vote Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections07/12/16 Police Murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Two Days Stir Renewed Resistance Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/11/16 Solidarity March in San Francisco with Oaxacan Uprising Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Americas07/11/16 De-Militarize the Newark Police Department and Get Justice for Teo Valencia Jr Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay07/10/16 Reflections on the Santa Cruz Bus Rider's Association Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/09/16 Call for Oakland Police to Blow the Whistle on Corruption, Misconduct, and Predation Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections07/09/16 Court Orders City of Hayward to Refund Excessive Fees Charged for Police Body Camera Video Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay07/07/16 Peace and Dignity Journeys Runners Arrive in Santa Cruz Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia07/06/16 Solidarity with Farmworkers Leading the Driscoll’s Boycott Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Labor & Workers | California | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Central Valley | Education & Student Activism | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Police State and Prisons | Front Page
Power for the People Mike Rhodes (1 comment) Friday Jul 22nd 10:09 PM
Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution Dan Bacher (1 comment) Friday Jul 22nd 10:29 AM
Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic Dan Bacher (1 comment) Saturday Jul 16th 4:23 PM
2016 Sacramento Visit of Mexican Trade Unionist Labor Council For Latin American Advancement Thursday Jul 14th 11:41 AM
Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides via Californians for Pesticide Reform Tuesday Jul 12th 3:36 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
USDA Unviels New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Agriculture Entrepreneurs Khubaka, Michael Harris Friday Apr 29th 10:56 PM
UFW pays millions to itself & cronies, and ZERO for its dues-paying members via Pick Justice (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 4:45 PM
Nice Pick Justice turnout at court in Fresno via Pick Justice Thursday Apr 21st 5:51 PM
Judge again says ALRB and UFW colluded on litigation strategy via Pick Justice Thursday Apr 21st 5:36 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]