Cornel West Arrested at D.C. Protest

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The Princeton professor and Occupy Wall Street advocate was one of nineteen people arrested for demonstrating against corporate greed outside the Supreme Court on Sunday. West's arrest followed his appearance at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, a coincidence he seemed to find fitting. As he put it to the crowd at the protest, “We want to send a lesson to ourselves, to our loved ones, our families, our communities, our nation, and the world that out of deep love for working and poor people that we are willing to put what ever it takes — even if we get arrested today — and say ‘We will not allow this day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial today to go without somebody going to jail.’" [Daily Caller]