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VIDEO: Veteran Protests Heavy-Handed Police Tactics In NYC: ‘This Is Not A Warzone!’

By Zaid Jilani on October 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

"VIDEO: Veteran Protests Heavy-Handed Police Tactics In NYC: ‘This Is Not A Warzone!’"


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On Saturday, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators occupied Times Squares when thousands flooded the iconic location to protest economic inequities. After a number of demonstrators refused to leave the streets there, police responded with heavy-handed tactics to arrest them. Now, video has emerged of an apparent U.S. military veteran speaking out against these police tactics. The man, who identified himself as Sgt. Shamar Thomas, explained that he spent fourteen months in Iraq and that his parents served in the military as well. “This is not a warzone. It doesn’t make you tough to hurt these people!” protested Thomas to police officers. “There is no honor in that.” The crowd gave the man a hearty applause. Watch it:

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