NYPD Cop Punches Protester at Occupy Wall Street + Felix Rivera-Pitre Tells His Story

Occupy Wall Street

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Updated: Oct. 18, 2011 added another interview; Oct. 15, 2011 added more videos; Correction: the protester was a man, see interview below

on Oct 14, 2011

Journalist and Reason contributor Michael Tracey is covering New York’s Occupy Wall Street as it’s happening. Above is footage he shot as the protesters marched through the street of Manhattan and had various stand-offs with the New York Police Department. Tracey himself reports being punched in the shoulder while filming.

In the above video, around the 1.40 mark, a white-shirted NYPD officer decks a protester in a green shirt (how the incident started is unclear). Reason.tv’s Meredith Bragg edited the video above from about 20 minutes of footage.

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