View Full Version : OWS camps..Déjà vu?

11-27-2011, 04:18 AM
The Bonus Army camp in Washington D.C.




Attack force.



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">June 17 was described by a local newspaper as "the tensest day in the capital since the war." The Senate was voting on the bill already passed by the House to immediately give the vets their bonus money. By dusk, 10,000 marchers crowded the Capitol grounds expectantly awaiting the outcome. Walter Waters, leader of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, appeared with bad news. The Senate had defeated the bill by a vote of 62 to 18. The crowd reacted with stunned silence. "Sing America and go back to your billets" he commanded, and they did. A silent "Death March" began in front of the Capitol and lasted until July 17, when Congress adjourned.

A month later, on July 28, Attorney General Mitchell ordered the evacuation of the veterans from all government property, Entrusted with the job, the Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two marchers killed. Learning of the shooting at lunch, President Hoover ordered the army to clear out the veterans.
Infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks were dispatched with Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur in command. Major Dwight D. Eisenhower served as his liaison with Washington police and Major George Patton led the cavalry.

By 4:45 P.M. the troops were massed on Pennsylvania Ave. below the Capitol. Thousands of Civil Service employees spilled out of work and lined the streets to watch. The veterans, assuming the military display was in their honor, cheered. Suddenly Patton's troopers turned and charged. "Shame, Shame" the spectators cried. Soldiers with fixed bayonets followed,<u> hurling tear gas into the crowd.</u>

By nightfall the BEF had retreated across the Anacostia River where Hoover ordered MacArthur to stop. Ignoring the command, the general led his infantry to the main camp. By early morning the 10,000 inhabitants were routed and the camp in flames. Two babies died and nearby hospitals overwhelmed with casualties. Eisenhower later wrote, "the whole scene was pitiful. The veterans were ragged, ill-fed, and felt themselves badly abused. To suddenly see the whole encampment going up in flames just added to the pity." </div></div>

11-27-2011, 04:39 AM
Not even close to the same thing.

11-27-2011, 05:43 AM
Dis they not protest in the same manner?


11-27-2011, 09:57 AM
No, they did not.

Gayle in MD
11-29-2011, 12:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dis they not protest in the same manner?

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Obviously, the same crooks who stole America's wealth, are behind destroying our freedom of speech, IOW, the OWS movement. they have to tamp down this growing outrage over corrupt Repiglican government, which allows the wealthy to steal from everyone elses, and then destroys the rights of the people who are calling attention to the Repiglican Fascist Takeover...

Crook Bloomberg's lies:


and the result: