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    Posted October 14, 2011 by
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    BenDoernberg and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests

    NYPD Police Brutality

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     BenDoernberg says the man in the video was serving as a "legal observer" making sure protesters' rights were being upheld. He says a police moped ran over the man's leg, then an officer pushed the man's face into the street while pressing a baton against his neck to hold him down. 'It was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.' He says he witnessed other clashes between demonstrators and police after protesters began marching down Wall Street and Broadway this morning.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    An NYPD officer repeatedly runs over the leg of a legal observer with his motorcycle. As the observer lies writhing and screaming on the ground, the cop gets off his motorcycle and proceeds to drag the man about 5 feet and then puts him under arrest with a baton to the neck. This was a peaceful protest, and then the police decided to drive motorcycles through crowds of people to keep them from marching.     

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