Pretty clear evidence that despite the Police Chief's assertions, the crowd was not remotely hostile until the protesters were pepper sprayed.
Even then they were not violent and allowed the police to leave without trapping them.
Reshared post from +Todd Vierling
You've probably seen the short 1-minute-or-so videos about the pepper spraying of UC Davis protesters already. But you may not have seen this one.
The difference here is what happens, not at about 0:15 when the spraying starts, and not even at 0:40 when the "Shame on you!" chants begin.
It's what happens [leading up to and] starting at 6:55, culminating at 7:40.
Google+: View post on Google+
Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.