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A Priest, a Pregnant Teen, and an Old Lady Go to Occupy Seattle… and Get Pepper Sprayed

An Occupy Seattle rally turned chaotic as police scattered a crowd of protesters, including a pregnant nineteen-year-old and an eighty-four-year-old activist, with pepper spray.

The Occupy Seattle movement released a statement late Tuesday expressing support for “a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman, a priest and a pregnant woman who as of this writing is still in the hospital.”

Dorli Rainey is an activist who has supported liberal causes in Seattle for decades. A photo showing Ms. Rainey being cared for by fellow activists in the immediate aftermath of the police incident appeared on news websites around the world.

Paramedics examined a handful of people, including a nineteen-year-old woman who is pregnant, Seattle fire department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The woman was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center.

The skirmish Tuesday was the first clash in weeks.

Occupy Seattle moved its encampment to Seattle Central Community College late October. Before that, the group had camped at Westlake Park.

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