” Thousands of protesters have arrived at the World War II memorial this morning to protest the closure of the memorials during the government shutdown. The protestors have removed the barriers and have entered the monument.”
” Senators Mike Lee – Utah and Ted Cruz – Texas as well as Sarah Palin were among the crowd that chanted “Tear down these walls” and sang patriotic songs according to local news coverage from WTOP, as the barriers were removed.”
The story was the same at the Lincoln Memorial where the taxpayers took back what is rightfully theirs as Mr Conservative reports . CBS DC offers more …
” Frustrated veterans and their families pushed through the barricades at the World War II memorial to protest the political stalemate between the Senate and the House of Representatives. Veterans then moved to the Lincoln Memorial, according to All-News 99.1 reporter Heather Curtis, where they were once again met by barricades.”
The People have had enough of the “Barry-cades” , that’s for sure .
Dana Loesch reports on the march and here is another report from Fox News …
A Link To A Hot Air Open Thread: The Vets March On Washington
” If you were relying on the usual cable news channels, you probably wouldn’t even know this was happening today, but the much anticipated veterans’ march on DC has been well under way for a while now. At least the local news is covering it
The group was upset with the closure of memorials in Washington due to the shutdown stalemate. The original WWII protest was organized by the Million Vet March group, but took on a more political tone.”
As Jim Hoft reports , veterans took down the barry-cades from the Lincoln Memorial and relocated them at the White House where they more properly belong .
This report from PJMedia’s Tattler which includes numerous photos will give you a better idea of what is going on in DC . As you can see in all the tumult of the shutdown Benghazi and the men who gave their lives there are not forgotten .
Update 15:35 est : The Blaze has a report with photos and video of the NPS showing up in riot gear complete with mounted Troopers and armored cars .
We’ll continue to bring you more information as it becomes available to us .
Here’s another choice photo , this one from Frontpage magazine . Note the mounted troops in the background and the officer with all the flex-cuffs in the foreground . Did anyone see any of this sort of preparation at the Illegal Alien rally on the Mall earlier in the week ? We didn’t think so …
Shame on US …
Here’s a live feed from the rally via Ustream