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Oct 19, 2011
Focus: Freedom of Expression
Action Request: Petition
Location: New York, United States

During the Occupy Wall Street Protests on September 24, 2011, an NYPD officer blasted four women with pepper spray after trapping them in an orange net, temporarily blinding them and causing one to scream out in pain. The officer's action and the protesters' physical pain and anguish are caught on video.

Since the pepper spray incident, journalists and bloggers have documented other instances of police brutality instances during the OWS protests. These violent acts -- many of which are documented in photo or video form -- include dragging, grabbing and swinging nightsticks at peaceful protesters and hitting a protester with a scooter. Additionally, police have unnecessarily destroyed encampments in Chicago and San Francisco.

Please sign the petition to stop violent acts against peaceful protesters.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2011 4:32pm

 

 
 
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