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Female OWS protester convicted of assaulting cop, faces prison time

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Cecily McMillan convictedA female Occupy Wall Street protester was convicted Monday of assaulting a cop and faces up to seven years in prison.

Cecily McMillan, wearing a fluffy white dress and a gray blazer, was convicted after less than three hours of deliberations, following a three-weeks trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.

McMillan, 25, had argued NYPD police officer Grantley Bovell grabbed her breast before she clocked him in the eye with her elbow during the March 18, 2012 encounter at Zuccotti Park. She ended up giving him a shiner and knocking his glasses askew.

Video of the incident is grainy, but does not appear to show the groping she claimed happened. When McMillan testified, she claimed she didn't remember hitting him.

But prosecutors said she shouted, "Are you filming this?" before attacking the officer. The video shows her trying to flee from the area.


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