Pepper Spray, Arrests at U.C. Regents Meeting
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U.C. Spokesman Pete King told the press at least 16 demonstrators were arrested today prior to the meeting. One protester was charged with a felony, and three police officers were injured.
Christine Byon, communications director for the U.C. Students Association, said she was pepper-sprayed along with other student protesters. She also claimed to have witnessed a police officer unholstering his weapon and pointing it at a demonstrator.
The level of violence at the meeting "Is getting to the point where it's kind of scary," Byon said. "We were expecting a large amount of police."
And they got it.
Update: KTVU cameras caught the instance of a U.C. Police officer pulling his weapon and pointing at members of the crowd after being bumped and trampled by protesters. You can see the whole incident here.
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