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UC-Davis chancellor says she "feels horrible" about pepper-spraying incident


DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- The chancellor of the University of California, Davis, has apologized to almost 2,000 people who gathered at the site where peaceful student protesters were pepper-sprayed by campus police on Friday.

Linda Katehi said she feels horrible about what happened. The university announced that the police chief and two officers have been put on administrative leave to restore trust and calm.

Students who were pepper-sprayed opened the rally. They said they feel unsafe on campus with Katehi in power. There's a call for her to resign, but she's refusing.

Video of the pepper-spraying -- which has gone viral -- has sparked outrage and calls for investigations. It showed a small group of students sitting on the ground while two officers douse them repeatedly with heavy streams of spray.

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