84 Year Old Woman Pepper Sprayed in Face at Occupy Seattle
84 Year Old Woman Pepper Sprayed in Face at Occupy Seattle (Joshua Trujillo)
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Seattle photographer Joshua Trujillo captured what may become the defining image of this week of Occupy unrest — an elderly woman being led away from the mayhem, her face covered with pepper spray. A pregnant woman and a priest were also hit with pepper spray during a march on Tuesday night. You see more photos of the confrontation at seattlepi.com. (More photos here as well.)
The woman in the picture is not just any elderly woman, however, as she is well known to Seattle residents. Dorli Rainey is a former school teacher who has been active in local politics since the 1960s. In 2009, she ran for mayor, but eventually dropped out by saying, “I am old and should learn to be old, stay home, watch TV and sit still.” We guess she didn’t learn.