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Occupy protester claims police caused her miscarriage by kicking and pepper spraying her

A still from YouTube shows 19-year-old Jennifer Fox in distress
A still from YouTube shows 19-year-old Jennifer Fox in distress
US police pepper spray UC Davis students
US police pepper spray UC Davis students
US police pepper spray prostesters
Occupy Wall Street protesters jump on police barricades in Zuccotti Park in New York (AP)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement (AP)
The New York Stock Exchange is seen in the background as demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement lock arms (AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A man is arrested as police clear of Occupy Wall Street protesters outside the private park next to Juan Pablo Duarte square following their early morning eviction from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park. Zuccotti Park became the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists march through downtown Manhattan after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A man is arrested as police clear the private park next to Juan Pablo Duarte square of Occupy Wall Street protesters following their early morning eviction from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park. Zuccotti Park became the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street protester Adam DePalma stands outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters re-enter Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters celebrate after re-entering Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest in Duarte Square after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest in Duarte Square after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists climb a barricade outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters carry copies of a court order outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Retired Philadelphia Police Department Captain Ray Lewis protests outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Retired Philadelphia Police Department Captain Ray Lewis (L) stands outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protester Leina Bocar stands outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters gather outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street Protesters celebrate after re-entering Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters celebrate after re-entering Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters celebrate after re-entering Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Protesters re-enter Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: NYPD officers attempt to arrest an Occupy Wall Street activist after they gained entrance in to the private park next to Duarte Square to protest on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police removed the protesters early in the morning from their encampment in Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: NYPD officers arrest Occupy Wall Street activists after they gained entrance in to the private park next to Duarte Square to protest on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police removed the protesters early in the morning from their encampment in Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: NYPD officers arrest an Occupy Wall Street activist after they gained entrance in to the private park next to Duarte Square to protest on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police removed the protesters early in the morning from their encampment in Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A photographer is arrested as police clear the private park next to Juan Pablo Duarte square of Occupy Wall Street protesters following their early morning eviction from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park. Zuccotti Park became the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A photographer is arrested as police clear a private space near Juan Pablo Duarte square of Occupy Wall Street protesters following their early morning eviction from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park. Zuccotti Park became the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Police emter a private space near Juan Pablo Duarte square to clear out Occupy Wall Street protesters following their early morning eviction from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park. Zuccotti Park became the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Arrested Occupy Wall Street activists board a NYPD bus after they gained entrance in to the private park next to Duarte Square to protest on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police removed the protesters early in the morning from their encampment in Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists march through downtown Manhattan after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A statue is seen in Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest outside Zuccotti Park after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Protestors meditate as a line of police wait to move in at the Occupy Oakland encampment on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Police stand around the Occupy Oakland camp after going through it to arrest those who remained inside on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: A protestor meditates as police move in to arrest him at the Occupy Oakland encampment on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Police form a line between protestors and Frank H. Ogawa Plaza during the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Police surround members of the clergy before arresting them during the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Police move protestors back during the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Police form a line between protestors and Frank H. Ogawa Plaza during the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp on November 14, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A paper Guy Fawkes mask is posted on the doors of Oakland City Hall across from the Occupy Oakland encampment on November 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Oakland police officers block the entrance to police headquarters as Occupy Oakland protesters march through the streets on November 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Occupy Oakland protesters carry a banner as they march through the streets on November 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 12: An Occupy Oakland protester carries a sign as he marches through the street on November 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 13: A note to Mayor Jean Quan hangs on the door of City Hall on November 13, 2011, in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately. (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Protesters sit in the middle of a road in defiance of police instructions near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Thre women chat slogans near the former Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Protesters march to Pioneer Square after being evicted from the Occupy Portland encampment in a downtown park November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A young protester is led off to jail in handcuffs after being arrested near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Protesters sit in the middle of a road in defiance of police instructions near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A young protester shouts after he was placed in handcuffs and arrested near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A protester voices support for Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: Demonstrators mount an elk sculpture as they take part in Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: People stand cylindrical parking barriers as they observe a crowd at the Occupy Portland camp November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A woman drinks and dances at the Occupy Portland movement, November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: An American flag has an ironic "closed" sign, as seen in Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: Police attempts to disperse a thick crowd at Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: Protesters at the Occupy Portland camp chant slogans and hold up signs November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A man is arrested for throwing something at a police man at Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A man holds up an American flag as defiant protestors refuse to leave Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: Riot police are engulfed in a mass of defiant protestors at the Occupy Portland camp November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Supporters of the participants of Occupy Portland stand on a roadside with candles November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: Police on horseback prepare to act on Occupy Portland camp November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.(Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A young woman sings songs and holds a candle in support of the Occupy Portland camp November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A woman reacts as the Occupy Wall Street protests continue November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A protester pleads with police during a demonstration near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Police in riot gear with batons stand their ground near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A protester is tackled and handcuffed near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A protester pleads with police during a demonstration near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A rooster, belonging to a demonstrator walks near a police barricade at the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. Urban chicken-cooping is a popular activity in the area. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A police man in riot gear watches as protesters continue to chant slogans and sing songs near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A young protesters hair swishes through the air as he nods his head after he was placed in handcuffs and arrested near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Police in riot gear work to remove remaining protesters from the streets around the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A protester sits in the street in defiance of police orders near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A young protester is arrested near the Occupy Portland encampment November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

A 19-year-old woman claims she has suffered a miscarriage after police allegedly hit her twice in the stomach and pepper sprayed her as they attempted to disperse Occupy protesters in Seattle last week.

Jennifer Fox, who says she was three months pregnant at the time, alleges that one officer lifted his foot and hit her in the stomach and another pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting her in the stomach, The Stranger reported on Tuesday.

"I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in. I was screaming, 'I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out,'” Ms Fox said.

“Right before I turned, both cops lifted their pepper spray and sprayed me,” she continued. “My eyes puffed up and my eyes swelled shut."

A photograph posted on news website Seattle PI shows Fox being helped by protesters, while a YouTube video (below) shows Fox in distress.

The Stranger reports that immediately after the incident Fox was rushed to hospital, doctors performed a routine ultrasound and didn't discover any evidence for alarm.

The newspaper reports that Fox returned to hospital on Monday complaining of cramps and nausea and was was later diagnosed as having suffered a miscarriage.

"They diagnosed that I was having a miscarriage. They said the damage was from the kick and that the pepper spray got to it [the fetus], too,” said Fox.

She has not filed a complaint with the Seattle Police Department or provided medical records to back up her allegations. Fox is reportedly homeless, living at the Occupy Seattle encampment and does not have a working mobile phone.

Despite the lack of a formal complaint, a Seattle Police Department spokesman confirmed told the Huffington Post website that police are launching a formal investigation into the matter.

"We are aware of a claim that a pregnant woman who attended the November 15 Occupy Seattle march has been treated for a miscarriage," a police spokesman told the website.

"Consistent with standard procedure, the Office of Professional Accountability has initiated an internal investigation to look into the matter further."

Fox's claims follow 'chilling' footage of police pepper spraying Occupy protesters in California. Last month, US military veteran Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a police projectile. He was admitted to hospital in critical condition but is now making a recovery.

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