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UC Davis Chancellor's Walk Of Shame: VIDEO

In the wake of the shameful dousing of peaceable UC Davis college students with pepper spray on Friday -- which resulted in at least one girl's hospitalization for chemical burns -- the student body has directed its scorn at Chancellor Linda Katehi, who approved the police action against her students. The students' anger has taken the form of a silent protest.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP, as Chancellor Katehi walks to her car.


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  1. This is the most eleoquent and effective protest I've ever seen.

    Our enemies expect us to react violently. Instead the get the REAL violence of our silent contempt.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 20, 2011 2:27:58 PM

  2. I think it would've been even better if they'd turned their backs to her as she passed, but still an excellent response.

    Posted by: Alexander | Nov 20, 2011 2:30:17 PM

  3. What a powerful video. I am so proud of these students. Their self-control and focus gives me great hope that this generation can do great things.

    Posted by: Greg | Nov 20, 2011 2:37:07 PM

  4. yes, thie symbolism in this is protest is priceless.

    I guess it's okay for the police to use chemical weapons on the public.

    Posted by: mymy | Nov 20, 2011 2:37:20 PM

  5. She has yet to reach out to the injured students. She deliberately called out police in riot gear to do their worst on her own students, with the other horrific events of the week in OWS news still fresh. She is culpable for assault and deserves to be in prison, but has she been arrested and pepper sprayed down her throat yet? These kids are so brave and inspiring and Katehi will go down in history for what she did.

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 20, 2011 2:38:08 PM

  6. Correction "sprayed" not spayed. Although I must admit that's not a bad idea either.

    Posted by: Marc C | Nov 20, 2011 2:40:45 PM

  7. Good one. . . . love the comment at 1:58. Hope the kid got his hot cocoa.

    Posted by: Christopher | Nov 20, 2011 2:58:19 PM

  8. Reminds me of Tippi Hedren in The Birds.

    Posted by: DonDon | Nov 20, 2011 4:03:11 PM

  9. She walked thru like she was inspecting a garden. That was a very David Lynch clip, i must say.

    Posted by: Chicklets | Nov 20, 2011 4:07:00 PM

  10. This post is misleading. The Chancellor did not approve of pepper-spraying her students, and she took appropriate action afterwards.

    Posted by: Adam | Nov 20, 2011 4:15:53 PM

  11. The faculty have also called for her resignation

    students & professors all united against her

    Posted by: say what | Nov 20, 2011 4:17:00 PM

  12. It's not clear that she did any thing wrong. The police were a tad heavy handed.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 20, 2011 4:19:31 PM

  13. Everyone should read the this essay by Seattle Police Chef. It puts the militarization of the police into perspective.


    Posted by: matt | Nov 20, 2011 4:29:58 PM

  14. @Adam:
    Did she resign?

    Posted by: Blub | Nov 20, 2011 4:31:37 PM

  15. adam & sargon

    Katehi said she takes "full responsibility for the incident"

    google is your friend people
    and as stated before, the faculty are calling on her to resign with 150 faculty workers signing on to the call

    Posted by: say what | Nov 20, 2011 4:36:08 PM

  16. I applaud their creativity and discipline, but if things do not get better, urge them to remember, "It's not the earth the meek inherit but the dirt."

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Nov 20, 2011 4:47:30 PM

  17. The reason that people are blaming her is that the exact same thing happened at UC Berkley recently and she still gave her okay to have the police come in and 'disburse' the protestors.

    Posted by: lessthan | Nov 20, 2011 4:51:00 PM

  18. http://fablog.ehrensteinland.com/2011/11/20/standard-operational-fascism/

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 20, 2011 5:01:33 PM

  19. I'm not condemning anyone until I know what the protesters did before they got sprayed. The media aren't going to investigate, so I guess we'll never know.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 20, 2011 5:16:41 PM

  20. max


    has the lead up to the pepper spray

    students were sitting on the ground and chanting

    All the police had to do was walk up to them and carry them off 1 by 1 to the paddy wagons as is evident by the students preparing for such with their arms linked while siting down

    Posted by: say what | Nov 20, 2011 5:22:16 PM

  21. If you go to change.org, you can sign a petition to ask her to resign. Over 20,000 people have already signed it. She is a disgrace to the principles of education (and of the Constitution...)

    Posted by: kit | Nov 20, 2011 5:53:28 PM

  22. Say What, what happened before the riot police arrived? Students sit in groups on campus grounds every day. I'm sure there is more to this story than we are being shown.

    However, based on that alone, the pepper spray was hardly necessary.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 20, 2011 5:56:54 PM

  23. At a minimum, she and the pigs should go to prison for child abuse.
    Personally I prefer the death penalty for being an anti american terrorist. Just like most republicans and christians.

    Posted by: Arthur | Nov 20, 2011 6:10:41 PM

  24. This shows the true power of bearing witness.

    The chancellor is never going to forget that long walk.

    Posted by: Devlin du GEnie | Nov 20, 2011 6:15:08 PM

  25. Why even carry them away? Is it really so terrible if they are allowed to continue to sit there and protest?

    Posted by: galore | Nov 20, 2011 8:25:17 PM

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