Socialist Youths Storm Trustee Meeting – Eat Pepper Spray at Santa Monica College (Video)
California socialist youths ate pepper spray yesterday after they stormed into a trustee meeting on campus. The students were chanting for free education when the campus police unloaded on them.
Of course, they all whined about police brutality after the riots they initiated.
The students were chanting “No cuts, no fees, education should be free” when they stormed into the meeting.
AP News reported:
Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.
Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no fees, education should be free.”
Students were angry because only a handful were allowed into the meeting, and when their request to move the meeting to a larger venue was denied, they began to enter the room, said David Steinman, an environmental advocate who is running for Congress as a Green Party candidate.
Two officers were apparently backed up against a wall, and began using force to keep the students out of the room. Steinman said both officers used pepper spray.
“People were gasping and choking,” Steinman said.
Marioly Gomez, 21, said she was standing in a hallway outside the meeting with several hundred other students who wanted to get into the meeting.
“I got pepper-sprayed without warning,” she said.
Santa Monica College spokesman Bruce Smith said he believed it was the first time pepper spray had been used to subdue students on campus.
“It was the judgment of police that the crowd was getting out of hand and it was a safety issue,” he said.
Trustee David Finkel called on campus officials to look into Tuesday evening’s events.
“I think it gave the college a black eye which I know it didn’t deserve and certainly didn’t need,” he said.