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Screams as police mace captive women, Occupy Wall St. Day 8

Posted by – 24/09/2011

[via examiner.com]

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.