On Sunday. 10.13.13, the Vets removed the barriers that have been blocking memorials and park entrances in D.C. and around the country and threw them in a pile. Veterans checks may not be there on the first of the month and the Obama administration has gone out of their way to lock Veterans out of Memorials as part of their program to make life as difficult as possible for Americans during the partial government shutdown.
All national parks and monuments are open in Utah and Arizona as well as the Statue of Liberty In NYC. Other states are beginning to take similar actions using State money and volunteers and standing up to the tyranny of Washington.
Video: Thousands carry away barricades at WWII Memorial 10-13-13 (Same Video as Above Set to Music)
Excerpt: News cameras located on the White House lawn are showing a large gathering of people outside the gates and fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
It is believed these are protesters who started at the World War II Memorial early Saturday and moved from that location to the White House. According to NBC News, the president is in the White House.
Video shows people carrying barricades, presumably from the WW II memorial, to the White House fence. The DC Police Department said via Twitter that they are on the scene with the Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police.
Members of the Million Vet March were planning on gathering at the World War II Memorial on Sunday despite the memorial being closed due to the government shutdown, but that protest has taken a more political tone
According to a statement on the group’s website, they feel military personnel and veterans are “being used a political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis.” Organizers say they are not a political leaning group, but call the shutting down of memorials “a despicable act of cowardice.”;
However, conservative political commentator and former Governor and GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrived and spoke to the people gathered at the memorial. (Palin had been out campaigning for Steve Lonegan and Cruz spoke at the Voters Value Summit over the weekend between budget negotiations and votes on the hill)’. You can support the independent expenditure campaign for Steve Lonegan by making a contribution to the Lonegan Money Bomb online – HERE.
News 4’s Derrick Ward reported some truckers who have attempted to slow beltway traffic as a protest measure made their way down to the Tidal Basin area. Police have blocked off roads in an attempt to keep streets clear.
Video: Sarah Palin addresses protesters at WWII Memorial 10-13-13 – 3:13 Minutes
Video: Palin and Cruz address Veterans at DC protest (10-13-13) – 1:09 Minutes
Video: Todd and Sarah Palin mingle with the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial and question police (10-13-13) taken by participant