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(Title, text as found)Published on May 20, 2012 by UpTakeVideo
Tracey Pollock, a credentialed photographer for The
UpTake, is attacked by police in Chicago during an anti-NATO protest on
Saturday. Before the attack, police were using their bicycles as weapons to
force back the crowd which was staging a march without a permit.
formed a barricade; as you can see from the video, there was some sort of
incident along the barricade. Pollock tried to get closer to see what was
happening when a police officer reached up, grabbed her lens and tried to rip
her camera away. The officer then pushed her over some bicycles.
was wearing a large press badge and as you can hear from the audio, even
bystanders could tell she was part of the press. Protesters behind the bicycles
pulled her to safety.
Pollock was bruised in the incident but not
seriously injured. She says she never crossed the police barricade.
larger anti-NATO protest is planned for Sunday as the summit gets
In: Regional News
Tags: Chicago, police, attack, press, bikes, weapons, protest, anti, NATO
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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