She was tackled and beaten by police and afterward she had a seizure. Police refused to let licensed EMT's to tend to her and an ambulance was not on scene as what looked like hundreds of officers converged and attacked Occupiers in Liberty Square.
Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist once profiled in Rolling Stone, suffered a seizure Saturday night during protest action near Zuccotti Park. Many on-scene reported Ms. McMillan had trouble breathing after she was tackled and handcuffed by law enforcement...This is an account from her being attacked by the police at an earlier Occupy Protest:
...She’s a former cheerleader; she used to want to be a politician. She says her studies and her work – she’s also a nanny – prevent her from sleeping in the park. But she’s not afraid to put her body on the line. She was arrested after she charged Wall Street three times, a “direct action” that even some veteran anarchists – militant and masked – considered wildly courageous, if foolish. A cop thought so, too, blasted her with pepper spray, knocked her down, stepped on her head and snarled at her, “Shut up. You get what you deserve, cunt bitch.”Video below.
From one angle of her being attacked by police:
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Where is the Justice Department?
AskDOJ@usdoj.govWe have police nationwide acting as thugs for the 1% while the DOJ does nothing. Please contact Eric Holder and ask him why we are being treated like the enemy in our own cities.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Department of Justice Main Switchboard - 202-514-2000
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Yet more disturbing were further reports that police denied McMillian access to the outside world while in the hospital early Sunday morning. She apparently was denied a phone call to her lawyer or doctor, as well as access to her friends who had followed her to the hospital.
What does the NYPD have against a free press and a free people? Why would it deny an injured person in their custody a phone call to her lawyer or doctor?
2:40 AM PT: The seizure: