Police Pepper Spray Ole Miss Students Protesting Obama's Re-Election (WMC-TV) – While you were sleeping, protests were forming on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi. According to Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones, university police were first notified of the demonstrations when 30 to 40 students gathered at the union. Within the next 20 minutes, the group had grown to more than 400 students. Word of the protests snowballed on social networking sites overnight. Photos were posted all over Twitter, and a video was even uploaded to YouTube.