genna. the city on a hill. archivist, grad student, writer, activist, curmudgeon.
“I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’” At that point, Fox continues, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach.
Oh my God. This is so upsetting. I am so tired of peaceful protests being turned into violence by police. She was trying to get out of the protest and this happened. This is real. This is not “lazy freeloaders being homeless in parks.” This is “people supporting one another and trying to create a better world getting brutalized by police.” As always, Occupiers, you are in my thoughts.
Fuck me dead.
I admit I have not participated in the protest yet, and to be honest it’s because I was scared of this sort of thing. The Occupy Boston organizers have been working with the Greenway Conservancy and city officials to make sure their demonstration is legitimate; Monday’s display was, for lack of any diplomatic language, a fucking travesty.