Active National Guardsman Supports Protesters … In His Uniform

First of Many Active Service Members to Support Protesters

Everyone knows that retired members from every branch of the military support the protesters.

Yesterday, the first report surfaced of an active service man supporting the protestersin uniform:

An active-duty black National Guardsmen in uniform showed up in Liberty Plaza less than two days after Oakland police brutalizeda U.S. marine Iraq war veteran in the crackdown on Occupy Oakland. He allowed people to take his photo and quite a few people made it a point to personally thank him and shake his hand.

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“I support this movement 100%,” he told me. He would have come down before today if he hadn’t been busy with National Guard training.

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A thinking soldier, a soldier with a conscience, is the 1%’s worst nightmare. If the rank and file of the U.S. military become aware of the fact that they too are the 99%, they won’t have enough cops in the country to stop us

I predict that the National Guardsman will be the first of many active service members to to support the protests.

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