It seems as though the Occupy movements around the country are becoming more and more violent. Case in point: pregnant and elderly women are being sprayed in the face with pepper spray by cops!
In Seattle, Washington yesterday, the protestors of #OccupySeattle marched from their camp at Seattle Central Community College to Westlake Park.
During the march, the protestors were met by numerous police officers at several points.
As the march continued onward the Seattle Police Department officers became fed up and doused the crowd with pepper spray.
An 84-year-old woman named Dorli Rainey, a priest, and a pregnant woman are all in the hospital today because the Seattle Police Department used force to deal with them. Six people were also arrested in the march, including two 17- year-olds.
Seattle police spokesperson Jeff Kappel said that pepper spray “is not age specific. No more dangerous to someone who is 10 or someone who is 80.”
There is a clear unapologetic attitude from the Seattle about recent events. It will be interesting to see which direction this movement takes and if more force means more protesters.