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Pepper Spray Fallout at UC Davis; Police Chief Put on Leave After Crackdown on Student Protesters

UC Davis is trending after a video of police officers in riot gear pepper-spraying peaceful protesters went viral.

The students were staging the protest in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement and to show their solidarity with UC Berkeley students who were met with police batons in a similar demonstration earlier in November.

Amid calls for her resignation, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has set a 30-day deadline for a special task force investigation of the incident. The university’s police chief has been placed on administrative leave.