Why did a police officer in this video, after looking in both directions, violently thrust his baton into a protester’s stomach?


Why did a police officer in this video, after looking in both directions, violently thrust his baton into a protester’s stomach? After looking in both directions, the officer thrusts his baton into the girl’s stomach with extreme force. Then, more and more officers join the mayhem, beating college students like a real-life version of “Super Smash Brothers.”

Is this video an example of unacceptable police brutality?
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Comment by truth on November 11, 2011 at 5:47pm

"The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of violence," UC police Capt. Margo Bennett said. "I understand that many students may not think that, but linking arms in a human chain when ordered to step aside is not a nonviolent protest
 

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