Occupy Oakland rough sketch by cartoonist Susie Cagle
In Tuesday's night's confrontation between police and Occupy Oakland protesters, a cartoonist documenting the protest says she was among those tear-gassed.
In an interview with alternative comics site the Daily Cross Hatch, Cagle told her story. Cagle's spent the past week camped out at Occupy Oakland for an illustrated history she's trying to produce about the Oakland occupation. She's raising money for it through community journalism site Spot.us.
She was shooting video when hit by tear gas; you can watch the video below. (Warning: Contains strong language.)
She says that medics from the group Anonymous helped her after she was tear-gassed. "This guy in a gas mask pulled me out of there and washed my face," Cagle says. "It was amazing."
She says that, while she supports the protesters, she's serving as a member of the press. However, she says that you end up looking like one of the protesters due to the nature of the events. "You have to cover your mouth with a scarf for the tear gas."