2020-06-15 14:07:51

“He Wanted to Hurt Me”: New York Protester Hospitalized After NY Officer Shoved Her to the Ground

In a rare development, a New York police officer has been charged with assault, criminal mischief, harassment and menacing, after a viral video showed him violently shoving a peaceful protester to the ground as he shouted an expletive and a misogynistic slur.

Democracy Now! speaks with Dounya Zayer about the attack she faced during a protest against police brutality in Brooklyn on May 29 and how she suffered a seizure and was hospitalized with a concussion.

DN is also joined by one of her attorneys, Tahanie Aboushi.

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