Pregnant Protester Claims She Was Maced and Thrown to the Ground by Ferguson Police (Video)
A pregnant St. Louis woman claims she was maced and thrown to the ground by police officers during the Ferguson rioting on Sunday night.
Mikiesha Wickerson says she believes you can say anything you want whenever you want in this country.
A pregnant protester claimed she was maced, thrown to the ground, and held at gunpoint by police during protests and riots in Ferguson.
Cellphone video allegedly captured the incident Sunday night at a parking lot at W. Florissant and Lucas and Hunt. It shows police officers in riot gear rushing a vehicle and pulling the people inside to the ground.
“They was just like if y’all don’t shut up, we’re gonna mace y’all and take y’all to jail,” said Mikiesha Wickerson, who’s six months pregnant.
Wickerson claims her two cousins and their friend in the car were yelling at police with the doors to the car closed and not moving when the officers rushed the vehicle. She said no one inside the car had weapons.
Everyone in the car was arrested and taken to jail, said Wickerson.
“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 said.
She was taken to a hospital after the incident and checked out, and said she was told the baby should be fine.