A fresh chapter in the annals of American police brutality has been written, as a Vietnam war veteran who joined Occupy Boston protests was beaten up by police before being arrested along with some 50 other demonstrators.
After barring protesters from occupying a freshly-planted greenway near their official encampment at Dewey Square, police pulled down the demonstrators’ tents and started confiscating their property.
RT’s Lucy Kafanov, who has been closely observing the protests, said the drama reached a peak during a physical confrontation between police and a 74-year-old Vietnam war veteran.
The Occupy Boston protest is a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which is aimed at big business and banks. The protests which started in New York are now countrywide.