The uncredentialed livestreamers and reporters who cover Occupy Wall Street protests may feel that taking their chances with the police is part of their self-appointed role. On Saturday, however, a credentialed photographer for The UpTake, who was wearing a highly visible press badge, ran afoul of the Chicago cops.
Tracy Pollock was attempting to photograph police who had set up barricades and were using their bicycles as weapons to force back a crowd of protesters. As she pressed forward, one police officer first tried to rip her camera away and then pushed her over some bicycles, leaving her bruised but not seriously injured. Protesters helped her to safety.
This video was uploaded by The UpTake on May 20, 2012.