Woman Dies From Drug Overdose At Occupy Vancouver; Beaten Army Vet Wasn’t Protesting
A woman died of a suspected heroin overdose at Occupy Vancouver.
The Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson called for the camp to be closed down after the woman’s body was found on Saturday. She was said to be in her twenties and found in a tent by another protestor. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.
On Thursday, a man went into cardiac arrest at the Vancouver site, also from a suspected overdose, but was rescued by a first aider until paramedics arrived.
And an army veteran who believes he was a victim of police brutality at Occupy Oakland was not a protester.
Meanwhile it emerged that Kayvan Sabeghi (pictured), the second Iraq war veteran beaten by police during the confrontations in Oakland, was not actually a protestor but was simply trying to make his way home after having dinner with friends.
The 32-year old was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and remaining present at a riot and was only hospitalised when he was eventually freed on bail, despite telling police he needed medical help.
Friend and colleague Esther Goodstal said Mr Sabeghi was simply trying to get home when he was encountered a line of police at the protest who wouldn’t let him through.
‘Literally, you (could) see his apartment,’ she said. ‘The police for some reason … said, “No, you cannot pass”.’Click here for reuse options!
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