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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Video of Cops Pepper Spraying Occupy Seattle Protesters

Posted by Dominic Holden on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Ansel Herz, a freelance multimedia reporter, got pepper sprayed as he took this video of the clash between cops and protesters last night after occupiers marched in Seattle and blocked rush hour traffic:

Over at Mediahacker, Herz writes: "For all their hyperbole, the guys yelling at the cops were accurate in pointing out that people were, at that point, standing on the sidewalk. ... SPD’s use of pepper spray tonight was reckless and unnecessary and it surely has the effect, whether intentionally or not, of intimidating people from joining or even being near the Occupy movement."

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