Pepper-Spray Used at UC Davis Becomes 'Hit' on Amazon

A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis
A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis, California November 18, 2011.

Since a campus policeman pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters at the University of California, Davis, the campus has been witnessing protests almost every day.

On Monday, protesters were trying to draw the attention of the university's Board of Regents toward rising tuition costs and the pepper-spraying incident.

We're not going to stop. We're going to keep going. We're going to stop business as usual, use direct democracy to do that until our demands are met, ABC News quoted organizer Monica Smith as saying.

Apart from venting their anger in person, many people took to the virtual world of the Internet to register their protest against the brutal treatment against the peaceful Occupy protesters at UC Davis Nov. 18.

The pepper spray Lt. John Pike used has become famous since the brand name and product id have now been registered in people's mind.

Amazon users have posted many creative pictures under the product Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray.  The sarcastic comments as the product review also show that people are in no mood to pardon the officers involved in the incident.

When I feel threatened by students, no matter how unarmed, peaceful and seated they may be, I know that Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray has got my back as I casually spray away at point blank range. It really is the Cadillac of citizen repression technology. Buy a whole case, a customer with username D-Bag of Liberty posted on Amazon.com.

Another user pen_name says: I casually used this product to try to disperse a small band of non-violent campers who had locked their arms together. Although initially it seemed to be effective, it took two applications! The worst part is that the next day they multiplied exponentially! Now what? One positive outcome, I did receive a paid vacation for my efforts.

There are many other reviews like this with 77 pictures posted by users.

The pepper-spray's customer review rating has reached 4 stars.

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