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UC-Davis Pepper Spray Victims Win $1 Million Settlement

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The students at the University of California–Davis who were pepper sprayed during an Occupy protest they organized on their campus last fall will receive a $1 million settlement, according to an agreement today.

In addition to the $30,000 that will be given to each of the 21 plaintiffs, the school’s chancellor will give each a personal written apology. The incident, which inspired a meme bringing further attention to the importance of free speech and political engagement, now stands as a memorable moment in the Occupy protests that began just over a year ago.

 

See the original article here on Pushback.org, the blog of Campus Progress Action

Abraham White is a communications associate at Campus Progress. Follow him on Twitter @abwhite7.

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