Ashley K Reed
I used my body to keep my friends safe in Graham, NC. I was directly pepper sprayed while trying to help an elder on her mobilized scooter. She too was sprayed and as I dropped to my knees in blinded pain(much worse because of contacts who a friend was finally able to pry from my eyes) cops watched us scream for medics as she fell from her chair. I have never felt so helpless in my life. We marched again peacefully after and I saw her. Thank God she is safe. I held her and cried.