Veterans Arrested, Trampled at Presidential Debate Wendy Barranco San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center October 17, 2008 Editor’s note: As usual, the corporate media did not find this story worthy of notice. One hour before the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign, fourteen members of IVAW marched in formation to Hofstra University to present questions for the candidates. IVAW had requested permission from debate moderator Bob Schieffer to ask their questions during the debate but got no response. see video Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Segment on the protest aired on Democracy Now! The contingent of veterans in dress uniforms and combat uniforms attempted to enter the building where the debate was to be held in order to ask their questions but were turned back by police. The IVAW members at the front of the formation were immediately arrested, and others were pushed back into the crowd by police on horseback. Several members were injured, including former Army Sergeant Nick Morgan who suffered a broken cheekbone when he was trampled by police horses before being arrested.