Occupy DC = Bonus Army (Update)

In 1932 a large group of WWI veterans known as the “Bonus Army” camped out in tent cities in DC demanding, oh, something or other:

I mean, these guys were veterans.  And the Depression was on.

Sound familiar?

They clashed with police:

Then they were famously and forcibly routed – “evicted” – by the US Army, with future WWII heroes (and in Ike’s case, POTUS) Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower in command.

Things look a little different today.  Well, the tents and the uniforms, anyway:

Here in the 21st century, we now know that evicting poor people from their ramshackle tent cities can be unsanitary.

Other than that and a few other details, it’s the same idea.

Update:  Don’t you love the nouveau-Soviet style buildings as a backdrop?  Is that a statue of Stalin Grant in the foreground, behind the gestapo police?

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