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    Posted February 8, 2012 by
    ebecker2000
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    WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

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    Federal Police Charge at Occupy DC

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ebecker2000 watched as protesters at Occupy DC argued with U.S. Park Police about where in McPherson Square protesters were allowed. Toward the end of the video, tactical forces push the crowd back and a woman is seen falling into the camera while Becker is shooting the scene. 'I fell backwards. ... I either tumbled over someone or something. You see me shooting on my back and then you see my feet go up in the air to prevent people from going on top of me,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    A face off between the United States Park Police, enforcing a no camping regulations at McPherson Park in Washington DC, and Occupiers fearful that the police could not be trusted as they moved toward the main Occupy Library. So the Occupiers sat down ready for arrest, but instead of arrest, the Police formed a moving scrimmage line in the front, and sides - narrowing the escape route in part blocked by people sitting down. The Police charge to push through. In the mayhem, a women screams, people panic and some are trampled Some officers may have broken ranks and charged ahead but in all fairness the one caught in this video pushing against the women was one of the main commanders. who is caught in this video lunging ahead with his baton against the woman's back, she is pushed on to the fallen camera person who was taking this video.

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