84-year-old Dorli Rainey pepper-sprayed at Occupy Seattle

An 84-year-old woman has become something of a poster child for the Occupy movement after she was allegedly pepper-sprayed at Occupy Seattle. Dorli Rainey was one of a number of people who were hit by pepper spray during a march. Another was a pregnant woman.

Dorli Rainey, who is a little under 5ft tall, is allegedly a long-time campaigner who happened to head down to check out the protest while she was going to a transportation meeting. She has since been quoted as saying that the whole event certainly left an impression on her.

There has been growing concern in recent days about the force being used by police against Occupy protesters. It was reported the other day that poet Geoffrey O’Brien was beaten by police at Occupy Berkeley.


3 thoughts on “84-year-old Dorli Rainey pepper-sprayed at Occupy Seattle

  1. Are we then to assume, the videos of a Jewish senior being called an ‘Old Fuckin’ Jew’. or Occupy Protesters throwing an elderly woman down a stone staircase at an ‘Americans for Posterity’ event, were only isolated incidents.

    Posted by George | November 17, 2011, 6:22 pm
    • [citation needed]

      Posted by nope | November 21, 2011, 1:51 am
    • I have been searching for information about the alleged incident of the elderly woman thrown down a staircase at a “Americans for Posterity” event. Can you provide some links? I am afraid your views may have been tainted by some one sided reporting. I happen to have many Jewish friends that are involved in the Occupy movement.

      Posted by Shelley Napier | December 18, 2011, 3:38 pm

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