Video: St. Pete homeless rights advocate Rev. Bruce Wright pepper sprayed in D.C.

10/09/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Here's the latest video from WMNF's Kelly Benjamin in Washington D.C.

Police pepper-sprayed activists this weekend, including St. Petersburg homeless-rights activist Rev. Bruce Wright.

The October 2011 demonstrators object to the use of U.S. drones in attacks on other countries and used the museum’s drone display as a backdrop of their protest.

But an assistant editor of the conservative magazine The American Spectator admitted to infiltrating the protest and provoking law enforcement.

Below is Kelly's video of former U.S. Army Colonel and retired State Department diplomat Ann Wright and Rev. Bruce Wright (no relation) who describe the pepper spraying at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on October 8, 2011.

Note, the original article, Standoff in D.C., appears to have been taken down.

Here’s FDL’s article on it.

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Editor Admits to Being Agent Provocateur @ Air & S

American Spectator Editor Admits to Being Agent Provocateur at D.C. Museum

Thanks Jason

Jason - thanks for including the link to that article. In my haste to put this story online I forgot to include the information in that article and the agent provocateur info. Cheers, Sean

Reality Check

Ann Wright remained in the military for 29 years and only retired because she was over 55, the maximum allowable age in the Army. Seems pretty convenient to claim to not like what your country is doing after maxing out your retirement. She fits right in with this group of self-serving posers.