I said I wished the Occupy Portland Protesters had gotten pepper sprayed, and it looks like it happened. And, yes I have little sympathy, but not in the Portland case. They can throw around the words “non-violent” all they want but when the police demand over a loudspeaker that you leave the street, plus make mention of using chemicals against you, you should back the fuck off.
The uppermost image was captured last Thursday by a photographer for the Oregonian. It depicts Elizabeth Nichols getting a large dose of pepper spray directly to her eyes, mouth and nose. Now she’s a poster-child for the movement. Nichols said “It felt like my face, ears and hands were on fire.”