Clara Sinclair, 80, Was Pushed by Police and Knocked Unconscious While She Participated in a Peaceful Sit-Down Protest
What caused the use of force to occur? Civil disobedience. If there was no civil disobedience, there would have been no injury and there would have been no use of force. If we don’t have that civil disobedience, you don’t have the use of force by police.
— Lt. Jeffrey Herold, Metropolitan Police Dept.
During the January 19 MLK day actions for peace, Clara Sinclair, 80, from Sandy Springs Retirement Home, was pushed by police and knocked unconscious while she participated in a peaceful sit-down protest against a war in Iraq, in front of the White House.