Brian Feldman 10,304 Views 12:43 AM ET
Veterans of the Vietnam War were arrested earlier tonight at the New York City memorial after staying on the premises past the curfew time of 10 p.m. Police gave multiple warnings as veterans continued to read from a list of names. Video from the event shows that not only veterans were loaded into the paddy wagon, but also younger participants in the vigil as well.
The gathering took place in part to protest the twelfth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. A similar protest and set of arrests occurred last year at the memorial. In the video embedded below, a veteran tells police that they are there to bring awareness to the "immense atrocities" committed in Vietnam, and that "some of you are so much younger, and history has been denied you, so you just need to know why we are here."
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Brendan Hunt @xrayultra
#Veterans arrested at #NYC #Vietnam #Memorial now, ppl singing "which side are you on?" fallen vets names being read
10:49 PM - 7 Oct 2013
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Libor Von Schönau @LiborVS
Ken Mayers (Vietnam Vet) getting arrested 4trespassing on Vietnam Memorial marking 12yrs of #USA inv* of #Afganistan
10:41 PM - 7 Oct 2013
Nicky Ocean ⚓ @SeaNick_
"One Adam 12, we have veterans exercising their right to free speech, we need backup"
10:35 PM - 7 Oct 2013
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More pictures at link: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/10/police-arrest-vietnam-veterans-nyc-memorial/70276/