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Oakland Obama Office Occupied in Support of Pfc. Manning. Video.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 16, 2012, 11:12 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: pfc. manning, veterans, oakland, direct action

from Scott Olsen:

I was there. When it came down to it we decided that I would not be arrested. One of the reasons for that was so I could upload and distribute this video I took within minutes of us entering. This is before the march and media made it up here. In the video you will see Obama's staffers push us when we tried to move chairs so we could sit in the middle of the office. I got pushed which made me drop my phone and then a man brandished a chair against me.

8/17, 11:30am: Livestream replaced with video clip recorded last night. Six of the seven people, including veterans, were arrested during the nonviolent sit-in. The office was shut down for the night.

11pm Eastern: Scott Olsen and members of Iraq Veterans Against War are currently sitting in an Obama Campaign Headquarters in Oakland demanding Pfc. Manning's release. Dozens of supprters are also rallying outside; some police are on the scene.

Scott Olsen and other Veterans lock arms while sitting down in an Obama campaign office

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