Peaceful Occupier Breaks EMT’s Leg

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Don’t know how much more of this peaceful activity we can take.

A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night.

Police say paramedics were called to Zuccotti Park for a man who was acting irrationally.

When they arrived, the man in question appeared to be in emotional distress and police decided he needed to be taken to the hospital. But he refused to be placed in the ambulance and pushed one of the EMTs into a ladder, fracturing the EMT’s leg.

The man is being charged with assault.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Bloomberg defended the protesters as law-abiding folks who keep to themselves and don’t cause trouble.


Meanwhile, there was a peaceful shooting today in Burlington, VT.

Police and emergency crews are respond to an apparent shooting at City Hall Park where an Occupy Burlington encampment has been since Oct. 28.

A man was removed from a green tent where blood was evident. There is no information on whether the person is alive or dead. About a half dozen police cars were at the scene at about 2:20 p.m.


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