Unbelievable footage of the recent UC Davis pepper spraying incident. It heartens me to see such a strong and disciplined non-violent ethos being embraced by these students. Their willingness to endure rather than attack clarifies their message and ripens it with potency and authority. Andy Baio, the compiler of this video, writes:
I was stunned and appalled by the UC Davis Police spraying protestors, but struck by how many brave, curious people recorded the events. I took the four clearest videos and synchronized them. Citizen journalism FTW.
Also, John Gruber’s comments are spot on:
Batons, pepper spray, guns, and body armor on one side. Peaceful protest and cameras on the other. Fascinating dynamic. Peaceful protest can be powerful. Check out this video of UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi — under pressure to resign in the aftermath of the pepper-spraying — walking to her car, surrounded by utterly silent protestors. Profoundly effective.
Make sure you watch that second video, which John refers to. It is beyond worth it.