Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ellen Barkin Shoved By NYPD Amidst Protests And Arrests?

[ via Huffington Post ] 4 Jan
Actress Ellen Barkin tweeted early Sunday morning that she was shoved to the ground by a New York City police officer as she was walking near her apartment on 13th street and 6th avenue. This prompted an uproar on Twitter.

"Just threatened on my street by NYPD,cop shoved me,both hands,onto sidewalk..Is it a crime 2 stand in the street in NY?WTF is going on here?" the "Another Happy Day" star wrote over the social networking service. A few hours later, Barkin wrote that she was shoved by police as she was trying to help a girl who was being arrested.

"I was trying 2 make my way 2 young girl they had thrown in2 the van.She was not a protester.Was not drunk.She was walking home," she wrote.

But as for now: Barkin clarified on Twitter that she was not shoved to the ground, just jostled by police officers as she tried to help a protester being arrested.

It now remains to be seen why she elected to make the first statement and then what made her change mind?


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