What appears to be an elderly woman woman was knocked over and trampled by police attempting to counteract protesters in St. Louis Friday night.
via NY Post:
The woman, wearing a red top and white pants, was knocked over by the cops in riot gear armed with pepper spray in an incident captured by a Fox TV affiliate’s news helicopter.
She was present during a protest over a judge’s decision to acquit a cop accused in the 2011 fatal shooting of an African-American man.
St. Louis police said on Twitter Saturday that the woman had “failed to obey officers’ orders” and was charged with “interfering.”
Charlie Brennan, a St. Louis radio host, backed the police account. He wrote on Twitter: “She was telling others to stand behind her “because the police won’t bother an old lady.”
Thirty-two people were arrested and 10 cops were arrested in the fracas, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.
The woman’s identity is unknown.
We hope she’s okay.
Watch the lady wearing red in the bottom right of the screen. Police using pepper spray on protesters marching after the Stockley ruling pic.twitter.com/XF16yxDQqg
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