So difficult to fib when the video is being watched worldwide.
If anyone hasn’t seen it yet, here is one of dozens of videos of the the UC Davis police at work:
Apparently some students who had covered their faces had pepperspray put directly onto their faces and mouths once they were taken by the officers. Two had to be hospitalized.
And the guy covering the crowd with the gun up on his shoulder doesn’t get any mention at all.
Here’s the official UC Davis account of the event:
“UC Davis spokeswoman Claudia Morain told CNN that 25 tents were in place Friday afternoon — despite fliers explaining the campus prohibits overnight camping. It does so for security and health reasons, Katehi said….
A group of about a dozen protesters sat on a path with their arms interlocked as police moved in to remove additional tents. Most of the protesters had their heads down.
At one point, protesters encircled the officers and blocked them from leaving, Morain said.
Cut off from backup, the officers determined the situation was not safe and asked people several times to make room, Morain said. One officer used pepper spray when a couple of protesters and some of the 200 bystanders moved in, she added.
from here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/20/us/california-occupy-pepperspray/?hpt=hp_t3
Does the video appear to show protestors “moving in” on the spraying officer?
Does he appear to be in any conceivable danger when he is spraying the sitting students?