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    Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet

    (CNN) -- More Occupy Wall Street protests were scheduled in New York on Thursday, a day after demonstrators marched to support an Iraq war veteran who was hurt in California.
    Hundreds packed the streets near Manhattan's Union Square on Wednesday in a march in support of veteran Scott Olsen. At least 10 people were arrested in clashes with officers, a New York police spokesman said.

    Olsen suffered a skull fracture Tuesday night after allegedly being shot in the head with a police projectile in Oakland, California, according to Iraq Veterans Against the War.

    The former Marine has become another rallying cry for the Occupy Wall Street protests spreading throughout the country.

    Demonstrators have typically railed against what they describe as corporate greed, arrogance and power, as well as repeatedly stated their assertion that the nation's wealthiest 1% hold inordinate sway over the remaining 99% of the population.

    The movement seems to be growing despite a recent crackdown in several cities.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet

    again i say...why does him being an Iraqi war veteran have any relevance? does the media think it will gain sympathy to their cause by making his past known to the public? if he had been a former hamburger flipper at McDonalds would that have ben in the headline? People of all walks of life join the military...some of them are dumbazzess and they go to Iraq just like the rest of them......i dont know if this guy is a dumbazz or not, just sayin its MSM propoganda.........what about the Iraqi war vet that is sitting in a college classroom or working hard on a job right now (OR LOOKING FOR ONE), not blaming society for his problems.....does he get some recognition?

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    again i say...why does him being an Iraqi war veteran have any relevance? does the media think it will gain sympathy to their cause by making his past known to the public? if he had been a former hamburger flipper at McDonalds would that have ben in the headline? People of all walks of life join the military...some of them are dumbazzess and they go to Iraq just like the rest of them......i dont know if this guy is a dumbazz or not, just sayin its MSM propoganda.........what about the Iraqi war vet that is sitting in a college classroom or working hard on a job right now (OR LOOKING FOR ONE), not blaming society for his problems.....does he get some recognition?
    Because the idea of a vet who was sent overseas to "bring Democracy" to other countries is lying in critical condition after practicing his right to assemble strikes a chord with a lot of people.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters support injured war vet

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Because the idea of a vet who was sent overseas to "bring Democracy" to other countries is lying in critical condition after practicing his right to assemble strikes a chord with a lot of people.
    Anybody that breaks the law and goes against what the police are enforcing should know that they might end up hurt or arrested. Basic common sense.

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