EW is getting reports of one mother Tased and another mothers pepper sprayed by Eugene police in front of their children after the Kids Day march at Occupy the Trees tonight. Reports from the incident say the march was over and a scavenger hunt had begun when the mothers were sprayed and Tased. The incident happened across the street and not at the Occupy the Trees site, the reports say. Occupy the Trees is a weeklong event of Occupy Eugene and Cascadia Forest Defenders in an effort to halt climate change and corporate greed by the 1 percent from excess logging and destruction of the Earth.
We’re hearing that that no Taser was used but that both women were pepper sprayed. Eugene police have confirmed this, saying “Both subjects resisted arrest and the use of pepper spray was necessary to take them both safely into custody.”