Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas on Occupy Times Square

Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Shamar Thomas on Occupy Times Square, veterans’ rights

>October 17, 2011 - Keith and Shamar Thomas – a Marine Corps veteran who attended the Occupy Times Square protest on Oct. 15 and confronted police officers for using excessive force on protesters – discuss what the Occupy movement means to him and the potential for other veterans to get involved. Thomas, for whom military service is a family affair, pointed out that riot police were not necessary in Times Square. “I’ve been in battle. There was no battle going on.” Thomas wants to inspire other veterans to support the movement: “This is our time – in our generation – to change the greed that is in America.”

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