Pregnant protester Mikiesha Wickerson claims she was thrown to the ground and maced by police in Ferguson, Mo., where there has been unrest since Saturday’s fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Wickerson told KMOV that she and her cousins were yelling at police in their unmoving and closed car when police wearing riot gear rushed the vehicle. The police allegedly pulled everyone out of the car and arrested all of the occupants. According to the news station, there is also cellphone footage that captured the alleged assault.
“They was just like, ‘If y’all don’t shut up, we’re gonna mace y’all and take y’all to jail,’” Wickerson told the news station.
“I was like, ‘Can I please get some air?’ because I started contracting and I was sweating and had the mace running through my eyes,” Wickerson told the news station.
Wickerson was taken to the hospital and told that her child should be fine.
Read more at KMOV.