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    Posted October 16, 2008 by
    Hempstead, New York
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    Final presidential debate

    Obama McCain Debate Protest at Hofstra Turns Scary

    Protest at Obama/McCain Hofstra debate. Veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) stood on the front lines, trying to get two war veterans into the debate to ask a question to Obama and McCain. Watch as the Long Island police assault war veterans and protestors with their horses and use horses to push people back at least 50ft. And while protestors did yell, there is no report of violence commited by protestors, while there are reports of police injuring several. Why are police being trained to intimidate protestors? Are we still allowed to protest? And why are horses being used as weapons and for crowd control? "At least 15 people were arrested-including at least five members of Iraq Veterans Against the War-on charges of disorderly conduct. Nassau County police on horseback trampled one member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Nick Morgan, a veteran who served in Iraq for about a year. His condition is unknown." http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/16/15_arrested_outside_presidential_debate_in
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