Jennifer Fox was three months pregnant last Tuesday evening when she joined an Occupy Seattle march that stopped at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street. “I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” she says. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’”
At that point, Fox continues, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach.
“Right before I turned, both cops lifted their pepper spray and sprayed me. My eyes puffed up and my eyes swelled shut,” she says.