Feds Order Barricades Back Up at WWII Memorial

Feds Order Barricades Back Up at WWII Memorial

Outraged vets removed and dumped them outside White House yesterday

Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com October 14, 2013

While the government is supposedly still in “shutdown,” more money is being spent on new barricades to fence off the World War II memorial in DC, just hours after outraged veterans removed the old barricades and dumped them outside the White House.

DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown.

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were part of the demonstrators.

Budget battle: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the World War II Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 13, in Washington.

AP Photo: Alex Brandon

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the World War II Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 13, in Washington.

Cruz and Lee are among the tea party-backed lawmakers who refused to keep the government operating unless President Barack Obama agreed to defund the nation’s health care overhaul.

“Let me ask a simple question,” Cruz told the crowd of hundreds that gathered beginning at 9 a.m. “Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?”

Black metal barricades have lined the front of the memorial since the government closed Oct. 1. That’s when more than 300 National Park Service workers who staff and maintain the National Mall were furloughed.

As the crowd entered the memorial plaza, they chanted “Tear down these walls” and “You work for us.” They sang “God bless America” and other songs.

“Our vets have proven that they have not been timid, so we will not be timid in calling out any who would use our military, our vets, as pawns in a political game,” Palin told the crowd.

Veterans storm WW II DC memorial amid govt shutdown

Veterans storm WW II DC memorial amid govt shutdown

Thousands of protesters pushed through barriers to make their way to the World War II Memorial closed under government shutdown in Washington DC. Local police donned riot gear as they tried to control the protesting veterans.

  The crowd chanted “Tear down these walls” and sang  patriotic songs in protest to the closing of monument during the  government crisis, according to local news coverage.

US veterans take part in a demonstration at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on October 13, 2013 demanding for an end of US federal government shutdown (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

 

Shutdown Defiance: Citizen Mows Lincoln Memorial Lawn

Shutdown Defiance: Citizen Mows Lincoln Memorial Lawn

Infowars.com Oct. 9, 2013

Earlier today, a lone bearded man took up the job of furloughed federal workers and mowed the lawn behind the Lincoln Memorial in stark defiance of the Obama administration’s efforts to make the shutdown as “difficult for people” as possible.

 

Chris Cox, the man pictured above pushing a lawnmower, told CBS DC his actions weren’t politically motivated, but meant as a symbol of respect for the veterans set to convene in the nation’s capital this upcoming weekend for the Million Vet March.

From CBS DC:

“These are our memorials. Do they think that we’re just going to let them go to hell? No,” Cox exclusively told All-News 99.1 reporter John Domen. “If they shut down our memorials, we’re still going to take the trash out, we’re going to clean the windows, we’re going to cut the grass, we’re going to pull the weeds, we’re going to do the tree work.”

According to the Weekly Standard, “It’s unclear how much of the expansive lawn behind the memorial was mowed, but Park Police were alerted and three cruisers with multiple officers showed up.”

A Park Police public information officer said Cox “was asked to leave, and he complied.”

This type of civil disobedience has been carefully engineered by the Obama administration to lay the fiscal debate blame at the feet of Republicans who are trying to negotiate portions of the Obamacare law – which forces every American (at gunpoint) to obtain health insurance regardless of their state of health.

However, the president’s efforts have backfired as he has ultimately ended up taking most of the heat for barricading national parks and memorials across the country.

Earlier this week, we reported how police arrested numerous Vietnam veterans during a vigil at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza in New York City where they met to protest the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

We’ve also documented how the North Country Honor Flight executive director has asked a “significant number” of World War II Marine veterans to join in civil disobedience solidarity this weekend at the Iwo Jima Memorial and collectively express outrage over war memorial sites being blocked by feds.

 

This article was posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013  at  1:30 pm

Police Arrest Veterans at NYC Memorial

Police Arrest Veterans at NYC Memorial

“This is a sign of betrayal”

Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com October 8, 2013

Police arrested numerous Vietnam veterans during a vigil at a war memorial in New York City last night after the protesters refused to adhere to a 10pm curfew.

 

The veterans had gathered at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza to protest the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan by reading out the names of deceased US soldiers.

One video shows a man speaking about how veterans are committing suicide. “This is a sign of betrayal….it’s important you know that your government committed immense atrocities during the Vietnam war, we did it every day,” he states.

After the Park Service rejected the group’s application to hold a protest at the site, an all night vigil was planned. The group argued that its first amendment rights superseded the 10pm curfew.

Photographs show veterans being handcuffed and loaded into paddy wagons.

A live stream video recording of the event shows demonstrators chanting, “whose side are you on?” before police, after several verbal warnings, move in to make the arrests.

View more images and video from last night’s demonstration below.

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