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Before Occupy Wall Street: American protests

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Bonus Army marchers sleep on the lawn outside the US Capitol in Washington. The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers – 17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups – who gathered in Washington in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand immediate cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. It was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant.

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