What began as the gathering of just a few US Marines
has now become a major organized movement to get Marines and military personnel of all branches to Occupy America nationwide.
You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that.
His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.
Sgt. Thomas, as you’ll recall, stood up to the NYPD during the protests in Times Square and told the officers that hurting peacefully protesting American citizens is wrong.
His message seemed to work on the officers present since they backed down.
Now more members of the military are joining the movement in a strong organizing effort to help the protests get through the winter and beyond.
“#OccupyMARINES Are Currently Assessing The Current Situation To Ascertain What Is Currently Needed To Support OWS America.
We Are Humbled At The Substantial Support OWS America Has Provided
And Ask That Everyone Continue As You All Do While We Implement Organization Nationwide.
As We All Know,
‘Occupy’ Groups Are Being Established Even Now And Would Like To See This Trend Continue. “
Their website OccupyMarines.org,
is calling for “Non-Active ‘Occupy’ Military Supporters Only”
and they are organizing a dress code which will help identify their branch affiliation.
So we should be seeing Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel dressed to impress at Occupy events across the country.
Their goal will be to talk sense into police officers and recruit them into supporting the cause.