So obstructing the business of the university and “Occupying” a building, which led to WARNINGS that they were going to be pepper sprayed and then actually being pepper sprayed led to a damage award of $30,000.
Ne, I think that once the police arrived, they were subject to any form of removal that the police chose to use. They had made their point, had disrupted university business, and were trespassing and being disruptive.
They should each have been arrested and charged. After being removed by whatever non lethal means necessary. Then jailed.
I’d have used a nightstick to subdue them. Repeatedly. Until they were compliant. Then once more for good measure.
But I am like that. Violent and direct.