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UCLA student protests

Hundreds of UCLA students march down Westwood Blvd. towards the University of California Police Department to protest the excessive force used against UCLA student Mostafa Tabatabainejad. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
As marchers protest the University of California Police Department, students are also calling for an independent investigation and review of the department’s guidelines on the use of force (Genaro Molina / LAT)
(r to l) UCLA students Fawad Shaiq, 23, Mustafa Siddiquez, 21, Rahmatullah Akbar, 23, Leyla Sahabi, 23, Sara Zabih, 22, and Ladan Sahabi, 21, join hundreds of UCLA students to protest the use of excessive force on students. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
More cry out in protest. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
As students decry the use of excessive force on one of their own, UCLA student Mostafa Tabatabainejad, who was stunned with a Taser by a campus police officer on Tuesday, has hired a civil rights lawyer who plans to file a brutality lawsuit. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
UCLA student Samia Bano, 24, joins hundreds in protest. (Genaro Molina / LAT)