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.
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.