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Student Protesting David Petraeus Punched in Head, Swarmed by Dozen Cops

new video was just released of police brutalizing one of the City University of New York (CUNY) students protesting a fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.

That video – taken from a new angle than the ones previously released and first featured here on The Dissenter — shows about a dozen police officers swarming a student, slamming him against the hood of a car and holding him there.

Once pinned down, the video shows a white-shirted officer punch him in the head a couple times and another officer punch him in the head from another angle. He also had his head held in place from the back of neck with a nightstick when pinned down on the ground after being pulled from the car.

The brutal blows were met with screams and shouts from students, no defense to policemen on a mission.

Six students eventually were arrested, now known as the “CUNY 6.” They face charges of disorderly conduct, riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration and will have a date in court on October 16.

The Dissenter has learned via press release the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY has another day of protest planned for Petraeus’ class tomorrow at 2:30 PM EST. Stay turned for continuing coverage of events pertaining to Petraeus at the Honors College here on The Dissenter.

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Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."