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OWS – An Unlikely Face for the Movement

17 Nov

Dorli Rainey, an 84-year-old woman in Seattle, has become a face of the national Occupy Wall Street movement after she was hit with pepper spray during a march.

Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest Photo: AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo

A graphic photo of the former teacher after she was hit with the chemical irritant went viral, becoming one of the most striking images from the protests that have taken place in cities across the globe.

“It’s a gruesome picture, I’m really not that bad looking,” Rainey said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.

The photograph shows Rainey, wearing a scarf and jacket, being helped by two people. One man is cradling her head in his arms as they walk away from the area.

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2 responses to “OWS – An Unlikely Face for the Movement

  1. Lonnie

    December 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Gracie, you have and absolutely beautiful blog!

    I really like this post and the lady’s comment “It’s a gruesome picture, I’m really not that bad looking,” God bless her.

    Lonnie (a new subscriber)

     
  2. Gracie

    December 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Lonnie.

    I saw this lady interviewed and fell in love with her. What a trooper.

    I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment.

    Gracie

     

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