Remember when Paul Ryan was accused of "pushing grandma off a cliff" when he introduced his Path to Prosperity plan? Despite the plan actually saving Medicare? And remember the ad that showed a man who looks like Paul Ryan, literally pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off of a cliff?
In a perfect example of "accuse your opponent of what you are actually doing" over the weekend, Occupy D.C. pushed an elderly woman down the stairs and to the ground at the conservative Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. She was taken to the hospital.
Occupy DC Protesters assaulted conservatives as they exited an Americans For Prosperity “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner.
This elderly woman, 78 years old, rode 11 hrs on a bus from Detroit to attend the dinner. After the attack she was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, a bloody nose which developed after the fall, and a large knot on her head. After x-rays and a CAT scan, she was released the following morning with cuts and large bruises.
Update: Further uploaded video footage shows the second woman to have been brought to the ground by a conference attendee losing his temper and pushing through the Occupier chain. While it was clearly a mistake on his part, and wrong, it is also equally true that the dinner attendees should have been able to go to dinner at a public place without wild, aggressive people imprisoning them in a human chain as they tried to leave the venue! This is not protesting, this is physical intimidation and harassment. However, the older lady and others were clearly pushed by the occupiers over the stairs as other occupiers released their side of the chain.
Keep it classy, occupiers.
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