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At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently


Ray McGovern, a leader in the anti-war movement, was brutalized and arrested for standing silently with his back turned to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, during her speech condemning govts for not allowing peaceful protest...

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At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised
and Arrested for Standing Silently


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As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, "So this is America?" Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.

Mr. McGovern is being represented by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). "It is the ultimate definition of lip service that Secretary of State Clinton would be trumpeting the U.S. government's supposed concerns for free speech rights and this man would be simultaneously brutalized and arrested for engaging in a peaceful act of dissent at her speech," stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the PCJF.

Mr. McGovern now works for Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Ray McGovern with bruises
Ray McGovern with bruises
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Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - February 16, 2011, 7:36 pm
Good find, Rick G.
How typical and how pathetic.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - February 16, 2011, 7:59 pm
What can I say.
time*treatComment by time*treat - February 16, 2011, 8:12 pm
Paul Craig Roberts' thoughts from a bit over a week ago.
Comment by louise black - February 16, 2011, 11:20 pm
You could say it might be stage.Can't see them roughing up an old white vet.
Rick GComment by Rick G - February 17, 2011, 8:51 am
Louise, in a police state ALL citizens are victims regardless of their color, religion, age, etc.
sully16Comment by sully16 - February 17, 2011, 8:54 am
Thanks for posting Rick.
Rick GComment by Rick G - February 17, 2011, 10:24 am
My pleasure, sully. Thanks for reading it.

One more comment to Louise, you are probably correct that it was staged, but not for the reasons you may think. What better message to send to the anti-war silent majority than to beat up one of its most prominent leaders? Ray McGovern is ex-CIA and my understanding is there is no such thing as 'ex'-CIA. So I agree with you that there is a good chance it was staged. Almost everything is staged for our consumption.
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - February 17, 2011, 2:54 pm
I'm a fan of Ray. Trying to decide why he did this ------> to point out the hyprocracy? I'm waiting for the replay of his guest appearance today on infowars.com radio show. Here is the vid of the event:

Rick GComment by Rick G - February 17, 2011, 4:41 pm
TigerAngel, I'm a big fan of Ray's too. Any peace activist is a friend of mine regardless of motive.
Comment by jimmy4164 - March 1, 2011, 6:57 pm
I'm a fan of Ray's too. He also put Rumsfeld on the spot with a tough question in a similar venue. Believe me, at his age, it's not necessary for a staging to produce the bruises visible in the pictures!

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