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How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?

By Roxanne Cooper
Sunday, October 9, 2011 0:52 EDT
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As “Occupy DC” protesters tried to enter the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, they were met by police and security forces who prevented them from entering the building.

But while the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer used pepper spray, a video has emerged that supports the claim that the use of the spray was more widespread.

Watch the video below, originally uploaded to YouTube on October 8, 2011.

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
 
 
 
 
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