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Allen West: Occupy Wall Street Will Be Remembered As ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By Amanda Peterson Beadle  

"Allen West: Occupy Wall Street Will Be Remembered As ‘Sons Of Anarchy’"

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Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-FL) celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party by bashing another grassroots movement: Occupy Wall Street. “We remember them today in celebration of our hard fought freedoms and liberties,” West said about the Boston Tea Party organizers. “In the future we shall look back upon the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters as the Sons of Anarchy.” In comparing the 99 Percent Movement protesters to the fictional crime syndicate and motorcycle gang from a TV show, the Broward Palm Beach New Times points out that the Sons of Liberty, who organized the Boston Tea Party, were also called the “sons of violence.” West, who is not known for his accurate comparisons, also compared the Democratic party to the Nazi party.

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