Women’s screams and cries as police mace them in captivity
Along the loud but peaceful march to Union Square in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, Day 8 of the Occupy Wall Street rights demonstration, police penned behind orange mesh barricade a number of female protesters and then maced the captive women as they peacefully stood in the pen. The women’s screams and cries can be heard in videos of the incident showing some of them dropping to the ground in pain after which police began constructing a net pen around all protesters in the square according to alerts on Twitter.
“The women were peaceful and unarmed. They were secured by barricade with an overwhelming police presence. And they were then sprayed directly in the face with pressurized mace,” the WeAre99Percent reporter stated.
The New York Times has mocked the occupation and what is being touted as the American Revolution II.
The Times reported Friday, “The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgeably is unsettling in the face of the challenges so many of its generation face — finding work, repaying student loans, figuring out ways to finish college when money has run out.”
“But what were the chances that its members were going to receive the attention they so richly deserve carrying signs like ‘Even if the World Were to End Tomorrow I’d Still Plant a Tree Today’?
According to mainstream news so far on Saturday, it is indeed paying little attention so far to the some 3,000 demonstrators who marched to Union Square with police escort on Saturday, chanting “They got bailed out, We got sold out.”
“WeAreTheOther99 continues to peacefully occupy lower Manhattan to begin a dialogue with the Top 1% with the goal of a peaceful transition of power back to the People,” the reporter stated.
“This can no longer be stopped. But be advised, this will not be televised,” the reporter wrote, quoting Gil Scott Heron’s rap song written in 1970 in his “The Soul of the Black Panther Era Vol 1″ album.
There have been some 96 arrests and more are expected according to a Tweet earlier on Saturday.
“#NYPD overheard: ’88 arrests to one precinct, 8 to another. We expect more.’”
A mass arrest occurred at 13th near 5th Avenue earlier on Saturday, filling at least one bus. (See: Breaking news: 96 arrests, 1000s Occupy Wall Streeters fill Union Sq, Day 8)
“We’re chanting to the cops in the van ‘you are the 99%, we love you’, Tweeted #occupywallstreet.
By approximately 4:30, the situation changed.
CalFireNews Tweeted, “ALERT! #NYPD IS SURROUNDING PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WITH A CONSTRUCTION NET!”