>>>In another edition of “at least that didn’t happen here,” we present the pepper spray incident at UC Davis. According to Time Magazine, the students were protesting tuition hikes at UC Davis, and when they refused to leave the exit of the quad, “officers marched up to the protest line, one brandishing a can of pepper spray to those gathered, before dousing students repeatedly at point blank range.” Protesters who were covering their faces as to not get sprayed by the pepper spray were doused under their shirts, resulting in at least one protester vomiting profusely. Many are calling for UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi‘s resignation, but she doesn’t think that’s necessary.
In local occupation news:
>>>Fox 29 did a report asking if (dun dun dun) The OP protesters are hurting the tourism and shopping industry. With this visual blight on the city, it would only make sense that the occupiers are ruining people’s vacation plans and shopping trips. So what did Fox discover? “The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau tells us they have not seen any impact, positive or negative, from Occupy Philly.”
>>>Fourteen arrests were made Friday afternoon when Occupy Philly staged a sit-in at the Wells Fargo bank on 17th and Market Streets.
>>>Scaffold removal began at City Hall this morning, as a crane was brought in and caused the relocation of some tents and some people. According to 6 ABC, the city told OP that this is not an eviction move, but a safety one while the crane is in use. ABC also reported that OP expects a visit from Jesse Jackson today, and will talk with the city in the next 48 hours about a new permit and conditions that come with it.