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)