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Video: Anti-Police Protesters Crash World War II Vet's Medal Ceremony

January 05, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Anti-Police Protesters Crash World War II Vet's Medal Ceremony

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor.

100-year-old U.S. Navy vet Dario Raschio was supposed to be presented with medals by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but soon after the meeting began, more than 100 protesters emerged, shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe!"

The protesters did not stop until Rashcio spoke up and said, "Give me a chance. At least let us show a little respect for this occasion," Fox News reports.

Raschio accepted his honor from Wyden and made a brief speech, but as soon as he was done, the protesters resumed their shouting.

Raschio joined the Navy at 27. He piloted observational planes, and was based on the USS Chester. He participated in five campaigns in the Pacific Theatre, OregonLive reports.

Comments (12)

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ftrnr @ 1/5/2015 4:06 PM

An embarrassment to Portland. How can these ignorant turds connect this honorable man to the poor, unfortunate black men who got shot attacking the police. Oh wait, I know they are comparing him to the officers who got attacked; good, honorable heros?

bob retired leo @ 1/5/2015 4:12 PM

Obviously the protesters cant breath. Seems like the blood stopped flowing to the litte bit of grey matter between their ears that they call brains when they interupted this war vets ceremony. If it wasnt for our greatest generation these scumbags wouldnt have the right to protest and would be under a dictator.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/5/2015 4:52 PM

These so called protestors get zero sympathy for their disrespectful public conduct. The Military Ceremony had nothing to do with their protest. These criminals should have been thrown in jail for protesting without a permit and disrupting a legal ceremony. The 100 year old civilian had done nothing to these thugs. These protesters showed great disrespect for a brave WWII Naval hero.

bpd3733 @ 1/5/2015 5:33 PM

Disturbing The Peace. One by one pull them aside, cite them and remove them.

sheldon @ 1/5/2015 5:57 PM

Because of this hero and other heros like him and their sarfice these people can enjoy the freedom that they express today. They should of show more respect and thank him for his service.

madmack1008 @ 1/5/2015 6:24 PM

What a bunch of D-bags... truly brave to harass a 100-year-old man, who had zero bearing on the alleged injustices that they're supposedly so upset about. I tend to think it's more like a bunch of highly entitled, unemployed jackwagons who have the time to do this crap from a lifetime of never having had to be gainfully employed. Whoever they are, I'd say they should be ashamed, except they were likely never taught the concept lest it damage their precious self-esteem.

kevCopAz @ 1/5/2015 6:37 PM

Legal and reasonable protests are what should be going on, not these "shout attacks". I agree that they have a right to protest but according to law. We in Law Enforcement have a duty to allow and protect this right. BUT, citizens should be required to obey the law, respect their fellow citizens rights by not doing these kind of rude and self serving demonstrations. If they ignore the law and have no respect for others, then we in Law Enforcement also have the duty to arrest and jail them for breaking the law... end of story. This allowing them to run rough shod over everyone else's rights just so they can express theirs is not only wrong, its illegal and immoral. By allowing this we promote it and once again let the vocal minority take away rights of the majority. Its wrong and should end.

Sgt. Lamb @ 1/5/2015 7:16 PM

I appreciate your service Mr. Raschio. Sorry we have citizens in this country that have poor judgement of when to exercise those rights you fought to maintain.

Morning Eagle @ 1/5/2015 7:39 PM

The kind of people who would do this should be removed from the gene pool so they can't pass their utter stupidity on down! What could they possibly think they were accomplishing by disrupting a long over due award ceremony for a 100 years old veteran? It was his service and others of his generation that guaranteed these idiots would be able to run around demonstrating how stupid they could be. Every one of them should have been put in the slammer.

AmericanEagle @ 1/5/2015 10:21 PM

This is ridiculous, to interrupt a public ceremony with a protest of any kind is just not acceptable. They should be held accountable for their disruption, charged and jailed, and make some form of restitution to the Navy Veteran, the public officials and the visitors who were present. How about 2000 hours each of community service? The actions of 'people' like this sickens me. This man fought for their rights to protest, and they show no respect or gratitude at all to him and every other Military member. There is a time and a place for their protests, and following a few simple rules would benefit their cause much better. Now I don't care about their issue at all.

Rainer @ 1/6/2015 3:23 AM

I feel very sorry for this old man. I think he didn´t understand what was going on.
Protestors, not only these idiots, should first use the brain, if they have one, and than act.

Bud dee @ 1/6/2015 5:16 PM

How ridiculous these stupid protesters are. It's sad that these turds can be who they are because of this great Americans sacrifices. They are protesting stupidity. Spend your time teaching young black men not to attack police officers in their patrol vehicles. Teach these young people respect or it will continue. Police should not hesitate to use deadly force when it is necessary.

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