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Video shows police using pepper spray on line of seated protesters at UC Davis
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) ' Video of a tense standoff between police and Occupy demonstrators at the University of California, Davis shows an officer using pepper spray on a group of protesters who appear to be sitting passively on the ground with their arms interlocked.
The video ' posted on YouTube ' was shot Friday as police moved in on more than a dozen tents erected on campus.
The officer displays a bottle before spraying its contents on the seated protesters in a sweeping motion. Some members of the scream and cry out. The group chants, "Shame on You," as the protesters on the ground are led away.
UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza told the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/sKoP5T) that police used the pepper spray after they were surrounded and said protesters were warned beforehand.