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These are not 'dirty hippies and socialists'.  They are American veterans.  I have been trying to explain to people that veterans will not stand by while the police shoot citizens.  

It is becoming obvious that we won't. We love peace because we have seen war – and we love liberty because we have seen oppression.  And WE know that freedom isn't free. A lot of Americans have been turned into sheep and cowards.  Not all of us.  Enough are left to save the rest of you one more time.

We are coming together.  Pick your sides, ladies and gentlemen.  We are the ones who will enforce the Constitution and Bill of Rights.  

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/

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Veterans Stand Up For Liberty: “If You Continue To Assemble In Peace And Solidarity, Justice Will Come To Pass”

Iconic Images of Veterans Supporting the Protests

There have already been numerous iconic photos of veterans supporting the protests:

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Veterans Veterans Stand Up For Liberty: If You Continue To Assemble In Peace And Solidarity, Justice Will Come To Pass

(For the stories behind the photographs above, see this, this and this.)

Indeed, veterans’ support for the protests is growing nationwide.

Today’s March of the Veterans

Robert Johnson of Business Insider covered the veterans march today in New York’s Zuccotti Park supporting the protesters.

Johnson took some great photos (below), and reports:

This was a true march in protest. After all, these men and women are soldiers.

As they made their way to Zuccotti Park, the feeling was tense. People who watched from their offices did not smile or laugh, they stared and whispered quietly to each other.

And then the veterans took the human microphone. Like their steps, their voices rang in perfect time. The occupiers stood in silence, only opening their mouths to repeat what the soldiers said.

When one Navy veteran addressed Zuccotti Park he put it very simply: “If you continue to assemble in peace and solidarity, justice will come to pass. We are the 99%.”

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the march started at the vietnam memorial on water street Veterans Stand Up For Liberty: If You Continue To Assemble In Peace And Solidarity, Justice Will Come To PassAnd here’s a picture of today’s march from the Guardian:

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Police Stand Up For Liberty As Well

In related news, here is a must-read story about how at least some police are also standing up for liberty and the rule of law … to the great chagrin of the big banks.

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