Students Shame UC Davis Chancellor With Silent Protest [Video]

Sometimes, silence speaks volumes.

Just days after Lt. John Pike flippantly pepper-sprayed seated protesters at point-blank range, UC Davis students staged a curious protest to publicly shame the school’s Chancellor Linda Katehi.

Faculty have called for Katehi’s resignation following the use of excessive force against peaceful students protesting education funding cuts on the UC Davis campus.

Katehi has since ordered a “probe” to investigate the incident saying, the images ‘left me with a very bad feeling.’ Officers involved in the incident have been forced into administrative leave.

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Image: Overnight, someone left a commemorative bouquet of flowers in the center of the quad with tent pegs tucked in. This may be the beginnings of a larger memorial display. Credit: Occupy UC Davis

98 comments

W. C
W. C7 days ago

Thank you.

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William C
William C15 days ago

Thanks for the information.

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Silvia G.
Silvia G5 years ago

The chancellor should absolutely resign, not just the chancellor though... Keep going students!!

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valerie murphy
valerie murphy5 years ago

thank you

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Donna R.
Donna R5 years ago

Good grief! Why should Chancellor Katehi be forced to resign? For taking responsibility and being honest about this unfortunate situation. Honestly and responsibility is so refreshing these days, they should be honored to have her!

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Debbie L.
Debbie Lim5 years ago

Silence is a killer! You doubt everything and everything torments you because you don't know what people are really thinking.

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Portland Neola
P. L. Neola5 years ago

This incident must have been an exception to the rules for those police officers.

In Nevada, and probably everywhere else, police officers must account for every ounce of pepper spray they use, just like they have to account for every bullet fired.

No one of authority, meaning not even police officers or security officers, can use pepper spray without being certified. What occurred is what is strongly advised—while in training—not to do during an incident.

Apparently, spraying pepper spray directly into one’s eyes can cause permanent vision loss or blindness.

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Shannon Ward
Shannon Ward5 years ago

The chancellor should resign. The students should be applauded!

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Lynne B.
Lynne Buckley5 years ago

Very eloquent and powerful.

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john hall
john hall5 years ago

Steven B. obama wouldnt and coudnt do that he's part of the problem with goverment , he is a 1% .

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