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Startling Photos Of Vietnam Vets Arrested At The New York City Vietnam Memorial

Protesters started chanting, "Whose side are you on?"

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Vietnam War veterans were arrested Monday night at the New York City Vietnam War memorial for staying past the memorial's 10 p.m. curfew time.

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The memorial is located on Water Street in downtown Manhattan.

The veterans had gathered at the memorial to protest the 12th year of the war in Afghanistan.

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Law enforcement reportedly issued verbal warnings to the vets, telling them they would be arrested if they didn't leave.

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The vets were reading the names of dead soldiers and chanting "Whose side are you on?" at the police.

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The vets then handcuffed themselves together, refusing to leave. The group of veterans have done similar demonstrations in years past.

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And that's when police began walking protesters into a police van.

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It is unclear how many were arrested.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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