WATCH: Elderly Woman Trampled by Riot Police During Protests, Charged with ‘Interfering’
As video emerges from the city of St. Louis showing both peaceful protests and violent riots in recent days, there is one video that is raising questions about just how far riot police will go to enforce their will over the people.
An older woman is featured in a video posted to Twitter by the local Fox affiliate. While the majority of the violence has occurred at night, it is broad daylight in the video, and the women appears to be showing no signs of violence, other than walking towards a line of police officers wearing riot gear.
Watch the lady wearing red in the bottom right of the screen. Police using pepper spray on protesters marching after the Stockley ruling pic.twitter.com/XF16yxDQqg
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) September 15, 2017
The woman was face-to-face with one officer’s shield, when a neighboring officer shoved her with his shield and pushed her to the ground. As another protester tried to help the woman up off of the ground, police began to push him out of the way, even going as far as to douse him with pepper spray.
Several officers then walked over the woman as they went after other protesters, seemingly oblivious that they were trampling an older woman who they left lying helpless on the ground. When one officer seemed to notice that the woman was still there, he walked over and started talking to her.
Other officers caught on, and one of them reached down and yanked the woman up, off of the ground. However, once she was standing, the officers who surrounded her proceeded to put her in handcuffs.
READ MORE: Cops Threaten a Blue Coup in New York City
The woman in the video has yet not been identified. However, St. Louis Police