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Ellen Barkin Shoved By NYPD Amidst Protests And Arrests, Tweets Outrage

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UPDATE: Barkin clarified on Twitter that she was not shoved to the ground, just jostled by police officers as she tried to help a protestor being arrested.

She also wrote, "I have never been afraid of a NY policeman until last nite.What I saw was random & senseless arrests and unnecessarily threatening behavior."
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PREVIOUSLY: Ellen Barkin tweeted early Sunday morning that she was shoved to the ground by a New York City police officer as she was walking near her apartment on 13th street and 6th avenue.

"Just threatened on my street by NYPD,cop shoved me,both hands,onto sidewalk..Is it a crime 2 stand in the street in NY?WTF is going on here?" the "Another Happy Day" star wrote over the social networking service. A few hours later, Barkin wrote that she was shoved by police as she was trying to help a girl who was being arrested.

"I was trying 2 make my way 2 young girl they had thrown in2 the van.She was not a protester.Was not drunk.She was walking home," she wrote.

Just before Barkin said she was shoved, she began chronicling the police scuffles, writing, "Walking home...13th & 6th, police making random arrests of non protesters.Young girl in police van screaming"I'm just trying 2 get home" and then "People being thrown in police vans, arrested for "jaywalking"What happened to the NYPD of my youth?Who are u all?Shame shame on u all."

Barkin is an outspoken progressive and has been an open advocate of the Occupy Wall Street movement; some of that movement's protestors were active throughout the city on New Year's Eve, including a brief retaking of their one-time base, Zuccotti Park.

Later on, Barkin slammed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, writing, "Fuck all of u,Bloomberg & every1 goose-stepping behind u.I cannot believe what I am seeing.U protect nothing.U ARE the violence in my city."

A large portion of Barkin's tweets and interactions with both supporters and detractors follows the video what looks like the beginning of the incident, shot by Sam Levinson, her rumored boyfriend.

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