The City Room has this video posted by USLaw.com:
The video “captures a confrontation on Saturday between the police and several protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement.”
In slow motion, and with annotation explaining what is happening, the video seems to show a high-ranking member of the New York Police Department spraying a substance — the video says it is Mace or pepper spray — toward several women who were standing behind a wall of orange netting. After the spraying, one woman can be seen dropping to the ground, screaming in apparent pain.
City Room notes that “a request to the Police Department for comment was not immediately returned.”
I believe in the right to free speech and protest. If these protestors were in fact peppered sprayed in such a manner by NYPD, this is so wrong-minded I can’t even begin to comprehend.
These protestors speak for me and all the struggling American’s in this recession, who have become slave to debt and the greed of Wall Street.