Seems some people on here need to get their facts straight about UC Davis. Yes people have the right to protest but there is policy and procedures that must be followed.
We have seen the footage of the protesters clearly being warned they would be pepper sprayed. This was followed by LL'rs saying they have a right well according to this csi.ucdavis.edu/forms/peaceful_protest.pdf and what we are "hearing" they broke the rules so the Campus Police were acting within their scope.
"-Individuals have wide latitude for expressing their views, but certain conduct is unlawful or violates University policy. Those who engage in activities such as
making threats of violence toward specific individuals, disturbing the peace,
obstructing or disrupting campus functions, or behavior that threatens health and
safety may be prosecuted and/or disciplined."
"Peaceful Protest: Rights and Expectations
Throughout US history, individuals and groups have exercised the right to engage in
dissent and protest, including actions such as demonstrations, picketing, displaying or
carrying signs or posters, burning the American flag, or engaging in vigils. Most peaceful
protest and related expression in public places is protected by the First Amendment and
University policies. But such expression is limited when necessary to prevent
interference with lawful functions/activities (such as disrupting classes or offices,
obstructing entrances or exits, causing traffic congestion), or to protect other important
rights (endangering safety, breaching the peace/public order, infringing others' rights to
free speech, privacy)."
"Time, place and manner
The campus regulates how expression occurs (when/where it takes place, and the
means of communication used) to prevent interference with its functions and activities. "
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