A video that was purportedly taken at yesterday’s Occupy Los Angeles rally shows one protester taking a cheap shot at a female cop and immediately fleeing the scene.
In the video, which has been all over Reddit today, several cops are trying to prevent protesters from crossing a street. One young man with a drum in his hand walks by a female cop, and when she turns her attention elsewhere, the man takes a swing at the cop; hitting her in the back of the head with his drum.
The officer, who was wearing a helmet, took the hit and stood her ground as the protester ran away like a coward.
Violence from both police and protestors have marred what was supposed to be a day of peaceful demonstrations. The NYPD beat a protester who was on the ground and helpless during last night’s Occupy demonstrations at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial park, and another Occupier ended up with a badly bloodied face after police threw him onto the ground.
Watch the Occupy Los Angeles protester’s cheap shot on a female cop below:
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