Protesters at the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations in and around New York City's Financial District are being met with increasingly harsh police response. A growing number of videos show clashes between NYPD and activists, with police using tasers and mace on demonstrators.
If I'm reading the sequence of events in the video above correctly, two peaceful female protesters were first penned in by police, then at least one of the young women is sprayed directly in the face at close range with pressurized mace. She then falls to her knees, and repeatedly screams in pain.
There's an ABC News report about this video here. And Evan Fleischer has been gathering news, videos, and relevant links here. Below, from the Occupy Wall Street website: "This is a photo of a white-collar police officer reaching over a barricade and ripping a young woman's hair out."
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