During a peaceful gathering in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street protests, RT News reports that the NYPD arrested and caused injury to dozens of OWS protesters – including a woman suffering a medical seizure.
According to RT News, eyewitnesses described a woman suffering from a seizure being handcuffed by police and deprived of medical attention for nearly fifteen minutes.
Witness Leslie Kaufman told AFP News that, “It was a good 10 or 15 minutes before they got an ambulance. I thought, oh no, is this the moment when this woman is going to die right there?”
RT News also reports that three other women injured by NYPD were taken from the scene in ambulances. As well, the news site provides video of the police attack on female protester Cecily McMillian. The police were said to have been obstructing members of the press from entering the square “for safety reasons.”
Interestingly, U.S. mainstream news media – who does not hesitate to headline stories about police injuries at the hands of OWS protesters – is becoming increasingly less vocal about the abusive treatment and resulting serious injuries of OWS protesters at the hands of police.
Why do you think police are responding so aggressively at peaceful OWS protests?
Why do you suppose U.S. mainstream news ignores or downplays aggressive police action against OWS protesters?