ROS sends us a link to a video from the misnamed Democracy Now! in which UC Davis’ Elli Pearson, one of the pepper sprayed students in the famous event admits that they, the students, surrounded the police and refused to allow the police to LEAVE the campus provoking the pepper spray incident.
In short, they were begging for video footage they could use to appear like they were worthy of sympathy from everyone who didn’t see the entire incident unfold.
I've always maintained that they must've done something to provoke the hippie gassing. The media shows us what the media wants us to see.