Students, College President Speak Out After Police Pepper Spray Student Protesters

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — The day after police pepper sprayed student protesters at Santa Monica College students and the college president are speaking out.

About 100 students had gathered outside a Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, chanting “Shame on you”, as board members discussed a plan to increase fees.

A campus police officer tried to subdue the crowd with pepper spray, which filled the hallway with vapor and caused students to flee. A video posted on Santa Monica Patch showed the incident in vivid detail.

For more, visit the CBS Los Angeles website.


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