Pepper-sprayed protesters to share $1M settlement

If the $1 million settlement is approved, total costs associated with the incident could exceed $2 million

By Terence Chea
The Virginian-Pilot

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC-Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday.

The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after online videos shot by witnesses went viral.

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