It was the eight Naproxen she took in one day to relieve her chronic back pain that recently landed 21-year-old Dounya Zayer in the hospital.
But the protester whose victimization by police went viral via a video showing a beefy NYPD officer shoving her to the pavement in Brooklyn during protests after cops killed George Floyd in Minneapolis says the severe physical pain she endures more than five months later is nothing compared to her mental anguish.
This really opened my eyes to a lot, but I miss not really hating the world, Zayer told THE CITY Tuesday in an hour-long interview.
Dounya Zayer testifies in June before State Attorney General Letitia James about an NYPD officer shoving her to the ground during a May demonstration in Brooklyn. Photo: Screengrab/@zayer_dounya/Twitter This story was originally published on Nov. 4 by THE CITY . Sign up here to get the latest stories from […]
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