Previously: ‘Twas Ever Thus (November 19, 2011)
Students at the University of California at Davis exhibit commitment and discipline:
Ani Ucar, Aggie TV (UC Davis): This is Ani Ucar reporting with Aggie TV. I’m standing outside of Surge Two where a press conference was held with Chancellor Katehi and Chief Spicuzza in an effort to address the events that happened Friday, November eighteenth.
Student voice (via people’s mic): They could have held it in a bigger room. This is a university. There are huge lecture halls. We should be able to participate in this press conference.
Ani Ucar: The private news conference was interrupted when protesters entered the building unexpectedly, leading News Service Director, Claudia Morain, to cut the conference short.
Student voice (via people’s mic): The proposal is we give Katehi a safe way out.
They want us to close the door while they consider our proposal.
Ani Ucar: Protesters formed lines around the building, clearing a path for the Chancellor to walk through.
Student voices (chant): Hey, hey, ho, ho, Katehi’s got to go.
Ani Ucar: Nearly three hours passed as protesters chanted for the Chancellor to exit the building.
One protester was allowed to return inside to represent the group and negotiate with administration.
Hundreds lined the curbs, watching in silence as the Chancellor was escorted to her car.
“…Nearly three hours passed as protesters chanted for the Chancellor to exit the building…”
“…Hundreds lined the curbs, watching in silence as the Chancellor was escorted to her car.”
Commitment and discipline.
The Occupy movement isn’t going away anytime soon.