The veterans were desperate. Gen. MacArthur ordered U.S. troops to attack them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/28/the-veterans-were-desperate-gen-macarthur-ordered-u-s-troops-to-attack-them/

Nearly 20,000 World War I veterans came to Washington to demand bonus payments. On July 28, 1932, the U.S. Army used bayonets and tear gas to rout them.

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