On Wednesday, hundreds of students gathered at UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza to protest continued cuts to state education funding, among other things. The demonstration turned violent, however, as police attempted to dismantle the encampment. Videos taken at the site of the protest show police officers jabbing and hitting students with batons in an attempt to break up the human shield protesters had formed around the encampment.UC police Captain Margo Bennett attempted to explain the officers...Read Full Story
In November 2011, an Occupy Cal protest turned violent when police officers began jabbing and hitting students with batons. The students had been trying to prevent the officers from dismantling an Occupy encampment.