A rally on Thursday demanding justice for whistleblower Bradley Manning was followed by a group of at least sixty protesters showing up at the Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California.
According to the Washington Whispers blog at U.S. News, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War handed a letter to campaign volunteers and demanded that they fax it to the White House. Rainey Reitman, a representative of the Electronic Frontier Foundation who had spoken at the rally, later confirmed that the letter did go out.
“President Obama made a… statement in May 2011: ‘In the 21st century, information is power,'” it read. “We now ask that President Obama honor those words by freeing American truth-teller Bradley Manning.”
Some of the protesters then attempted to sit down on the floor in the middle of the office, and a noisy scuffle broke out between protesters and volunteers, although it was not clear who had started it. Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen — who was severely injured by a police projectile last fall during an Occupy Oakland protest — filmed the scuffle and said it included “pushing, shoving, brandishing of chairs.”
Seven protesters then linked arms inside the office and refused to leave. After several hours of negotiations with police officers, one did leave, while the others — including Olsen — were arrested for trespassing. The remaining protesters outside the building dispersed peacefully.
This video was uploaded to YouTube by ScottOlsenVet on August 16, 2012.
White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’
A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.
The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.
"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."
WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs
A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.
NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.
The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.
"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes
British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.
Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.
"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.