#OccupySeattle: Priest, Pregnant Teen, Elderly Woman Pepper Sprayed

The above photo was taken during the recent raid at Occupy Seattle of an 4-foot, 10-inch, 84-year-old activist after she was pepper sprayed by Seattle police dressed in riot gear. While this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, the following report confirms it's all quite true.

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The above photo was taken during the recent raid at Occupy Seattle of an 4-foot, 10-inch, 84-year-old activist after she was pepper sprayed by Seattle police dressed in riot gear. While this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, the following report confirms it's all quite true.

NYT:

"A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protesters — including a pregnant 19-year-old and an 84-year-old activist — with blasts of pepper spray."

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"The Occupy Seattle movement released a written statement late Tuesday expressing support for "a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman, a priest and a pregnant woman who as of this writing is still in the hospital."

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"Paramedics examined a handful of people, including a 19-year-old woman who was three-months pregnant, Seattle fire department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The Seattle Times reported on its website that the woman was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center."

A police spokesman said that if pepper spray were harmful, they "probably" wouldn't be using it.

The following Youtube video shows the Seattle police dispensing the pepper spray on the crowd of occupiers on Tuesday evening, November 15th.

[CAUTION: Strong language, NSFW]

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