rabble wrote:Those protestors were blocking a sidewalk. Inside a circle.
Keep walking it back as more information is revealed. On Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:11 pm you said:
And now he [Lt Pike] IS a guy who nonchalantly pepper sprayed a bunch of people just sitting there.
But now one of the protesters who was pepper sprayed, Elli Pearson informs us:
"Well, we were protesting together, and the riot cops came at us, and we linked arms and sat down peacefully to protest their presence on our campus. And at one point, they were—we had encircled them, and they were trying to leave, and they were trying to clear a path. And so, we sat down, linked arms, and said that if they wanted to clear the path, they would have to go through us. But we were on the ground, you know, heads down. And all I could see was people telling me to cover my head, protect myself, and put my head down. And the next thing I know, I was pepper-sprayed."
Why did those particular protesters sit down and block the path? At least one of them got up and moved when the cops told them they were about to use pepper spray. What prevented the rest of them from doing the same thing?