To protest the start of the 12th year of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, military veterans and their allies gathered at New York City's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza to hear speakers, lay flowers and read the names of those killed in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The NYPD marked the event by arresting 25 people - including an 85-year-old World War Two army veteran - because it was time to "close" the memorial and it was taking too long to read the names. They also reportedly arrested livestreamers recording the vigil. Really? Chris Hedges' speech here.
And from Warisacrime.org
Photojournalist, poet and Vietnam veteran Mike Hastie was the first arrested, after appealing to police not to force the veterans out of the war memorial: “This is a sad day. I was a medic in Vietnam. I watched soldiers commit suicide. I had soldiers’ brains all over my lap. How can you do this? How can you arrest me for being at a war memorial?”
Hopefully our traditional media will be rescued soon and they can investigate and report on something that matters.