Saturday Apr 05, 201411:18 AM GMT
Occupy Wall Street activists and Veterans hold protest
Sat Apr 5, 2014 11:16AM
Caleb Maupin, Press TV, New York
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  • Activists associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States have held a day of action across the country. Dubbed "Wave of Action", the rallies were coordinated with protests taking place in Europe.
On Friday, April 4th, selected because it was the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr., activists from Occupy Wall Street gathered in lower Manhattan. Protests went on throughout the day, as activists carried out a "Wave of Action" highlighting campaign finance reform, political corruption, police brutality, and other issues. Occupy Activist Justin Stonediaz felt the day's activities were successful.
The occupiers ended their day of action by symbolically getting arrested at the Vietnam Veterans memorial. Seven Occupy Wall Street activists and members of the organization "Veterans for Peace" were arrested as the day of action reached its conclusion. Before being arrested, Richard Lynch, explained that in his view, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the anti-war movement were closely linked. An army of over 50 police officers assembled to remove the Occupy Activists and Veterans from the memorial. Occupy Activists are planning more actions, protests, and acts of civil disobedience in the following months. Caleb Maupin, PressTV, New York.
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