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    After photos surfaced of UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike pepper spraying Occupy UC Davis protestors on campus on Nov. 18, the Internet exploded with memes of the officer, pepper spray in hand, photo-shopped into dozens of famous and historically significant paintings and photographs. Shown here in artist Thomas Eakins' painting, "The Gross Clinic," Pike seems to pepper spray the surgeon in the face.
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    Pepper spray is a harsh chemical that, when sprayed at someone, makes it hard for that person to see or breathe, completely debilitating them. The seemingly casual way campus police officer John Pike pepper sprayed UC Davis protesters, who were sitting on the ground, sparked wide outrage. Pike is shown here interrupting artist Edouard Manet's "Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" (The Luncheon on the Grass).
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    After being pepper sprayed at close range by UC Davis campus police officer John Pike, two protesters were taken to the hospital and 10 people were arrested. Shown here in artist John Trumbell's painting, "Declaration of Independence," Pike is blasting the document with pepper spray.
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    UC Davis has suspended campus police officer John Pike and two other police officers, including campus police chief Annette Spicuzza who was on the scene, pending an investigation. The doctored tongue-in-cheek images of Pike have spread through the web like wildfire. Pike plays Adam and pepper sprays God in the face in this meme of Michelangelo's famous painting on Sistine Chapel ceiling.
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    Since the incident, UC Davis students and faculty have called for the resignation of the university's chancellor Linda Katehi. Katehi told "Good Morning America" on Nov. 21 that she would not step down. In this meme, UC Davis campus police officer John Pike is shown pepper spraying Vietnamese Buddhist monk Lam Van Tuc, who famously lit himself on fire in protest in 1963.
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    In this photo-shopped iconic image of workers building the Empire State Building in 1929, UC Davis campus police officer John Pike interrupts their lunch break and hits them with a stream of pepper spray.
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    Marching into battle alongside Yankee Doodle in "The Spirit of '79," an American Revolutionary War painting by A.M. Willard, is UC Davis campus police officer John Pike, pepper spraying the fallen.
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    The creator of this meme folded an image of UC Davis campus police officer John Pike, armed with pepper spray, into Picasso's "Guernica," painted in 1937.
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    UC Davis campus police officer John Pike was turned into a Banksy production. In this photo-shopped scene, an ode to the British street artist, Pike is pepper spraying a man holding a bouquet of flowers.
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    While couples and families lounge in the sun in artist Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," UC Davis campus police officer John Pike walks into the scene to pepper spray a woman in the face.
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    These munchkins probably would not welcome UC Davis campus police officer John Pike and his pepper spray to Munchkinland, but in this photo-shopped image, Pike is shown spraying the members of the Lollipop Guild in the face.
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