Pepper Spray at UC Davis
As it happens, the manifesto from the LA Times also mentions the pepper spray incident at UC Davis. And I promised to come back to this.
There’s a significantly longer video available on YouTube that shows the entire incident.
The video is about 15 minutes long. It starts at the beginning – when police are telling protestors they must leave the area or be arrested. The video even gives you the URLs for other videos that provide additional information or other views of what happened.
When you see the whole incident, it’s interesting to watch students detaining police and refusing to allow them to leave. It’s only after repeated warnings that the police finally pepper sprayed the students in an attempt to leave.
That’s just a slightly different story than the OWS movement has put forward.
It seems the Occupy Wall Street movement has shifted its attention from protesting to staying in the limelight.
Some of the volunteers have occupied a dilapidated building in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. They’re establishing a TV studio in the building and plan to deliver regular broadcasts to “provide real-time perspective,” says Vlad Teichber.
According to the New York Times, their ambition is to serve as the main portal for aggregating and curating video content about the movement from all over the world. How long can it be before they start asking for donations to support their efforts?
On the other hand, perhaps it will develop into a business and become the first capitalist creation of the Occupy Wall Street movement.