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.
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?