Senators left town via underground tunnels. Police held them in check. Cavalrymen came first. Then infantry then tanks. They wore gas masks. Then they hurled tear gas at the veterans. All the tents and the possessions of the veterans were burned.
It was The Depression. The veterans didn’t believe US troops would take action against them. MacArthur, Patton and EIsenhower carried out President Hoover’s orders. The Bonus Army was routed. Public opinion turned against President Hoover. You never hear about this. I wonder why.