Occupy Seattle: Pepper Sprayed Octogenarian Activist Dorli Rainey Gut Checks The US

Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism

Dorli Rainey, the elderly woman in the now iconic picture by Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Joshua Trujillo, tells Keith Olbermann "I feel great. I feel so energized. It's so amazing the effect a little pepper spray can have on you."

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey tells Keith about her experience getting pepper-sprayed by the police during an Occupy Seattle demonstration and the need to take action and spread the word of the Occupy movement. She cites the advice of the late Catholic nun and activist Jackie Hudson to “take one more step out of your comfort zone” as an inspiration, saying, “It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world.”

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