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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vets Occupy Obama Offices for Bradley Manning
Vets in several cities tonight invaded local Obama headquarters and demanded release of Bradley Manning and/or that Obama rescind his early statement that Manning is guilty. Several arrests reported in Portland. Vets still occupying Oakland office and awaiting arrests. One of them is vet Scott Olsen, who was shot in the face in that Occupy protest last fall in that city. He's tweeting it live @OlsenVet. "It's so hot in here! Doesn't compare to Iraq though." Obama staffers claimed no fax machine so they had to email demands to Obama... Police have warned they will move in by 9 pm local time. Scott Olsen will not be among arrested...
UPDATE: First arrest, on camera, at 8:55 Pacific Time. Four to go. Then cops blocked view... My new Bradley Manning book (with Kevin Gosztola) here. Livestream: