LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2006 – This Friday students at UCLA protested the campus police use of high voltage electric shock guns by officers on a student last Tuesday night. A video of the police repeatedly shocking the student in the campus main library has caused outrage. Students are demanding the immediate suspension of the officers involved, an independent investigation into the incident, and that tasers are banned from the campus police arsenal.
About 500 students took part in a rally and march to campus police station. There was no uniformed police present at the rally and march. There were no arrests or violence from the police at this event. There were, however a number of under-cover police in the crowd and some students think they recognized a few of the under-covers as being the same officers that were involved in the attack on the student.