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‘That’s my momma’: Cops fire tear gas into crowd as woman suffers medical emergency

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Police fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets into the crowd Monday night in Ferguson as a protester was evacuated during a medical emergency.

Witnesses said the unconscious woman was suffering an apparent heart attack as demonstrators carried her out of the crowd and toward a street to receive emergency medical treatment.

“She’s having a heart attack!” the protesters announce as they approach a group of police standing in the street. “She needs help.”

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Officers wearing gas masks and riot gear told the protesters to drop the woman on the ground and turn back, said a correspondent for Fusion who recorded the incident on video.

The group set the woman down on the street as officers carrying riot shields moved toward the crowd.

“Back up, we will get her,” an officer says.

Other officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters as one woman approached to check on the woman’s condition.

“That’s my momma, that’s my momma,” the woman says, but she’s forced to turn back and cover her nose and mouth as she’s overcome by the cloud of tear gas.

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No further information was available about the woman or her condition.

Watch video of the incident posted online by Fusion:

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