Seattle protests: Nurse hit with pepper spray while trying to help man pushed over by police | The Independent

Law enforcement shot a stream of what appeared to be pepper spray directly into a nurse’s face as she tried to help someone who had been pushed over by police in Seattle amid fresh protests against police brutality.

Video posted to social media shows the nurse, wearing her green scrubs, walking along a grass verge as police march towards protesters. As a man is knocked over by heavily-armoured officers she rushes forward and kneels down to help him, but is immediately sprayed in the face. She falls backward but then is able to stand up and is helped to safety by an onlooker.

Seattle protests: Nurse hit with pepper spray while trying to help man pushed over by police | The Independent