Saturday, October 22, 2011

U.S. Marines join Occupy Movement

A group of 1,500 retired U.S. Marines have formed a rapidly growing organization they call Occupy Marines to support and assist the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Occupy Marines was prompted by an episode that occurred last Saturday.  United States Marine Corps Sergeant Shamar Thomas in a spectacular moment captured on video defended the protesters of Occupy Wall Street while staring into the faces of thirty NYPD officers.  Thomas voiced his opposition to police brutality that had and continues to plague the Occupy movement.  He yelled to the police:

“This is not a war zone- these are unarmed people, it doesn’t make you tough to hurt these people!” Thomas went on later to state: “I was involved in a riot in Rutbah Iraq in 2004, and we did not treat the Iraqi citizens like they are treating the unarmed civilians in our own country”

Thomas later appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to explain his actions

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