Cal Poly Humboldt protesters threatened with arrest and chemical agents

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Around 9 p.m., Cal Poly Humboldt University Police officers drove around campus playing a pre-recorded message from the Campus Police Chief. It was broadcast in English and in Spanish.

The message said the gathering on the university quad and around Siemens Hall was an “unlawful assembly.” If they didn’t break things up an leave immediately, the police message said protesters would be arrested and subject to chemical and rubber projectile weapons like rubber bullets.

Protesters began chanting “cops go home” and opening umbrellas in the direction of the flashing lights of the campus police vehicles.