EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSD.C. Protesters Push Through Barriers To WWII Memorial
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 13, 2013 5:02 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 13, 2013 5:43 PM EDT
A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
WTOP Radio reported that Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday morning, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Cruz said President Barack Obama is using veterans as pawns in the government shutdown.
The memorial has become a symbol of the bitter fight between Democrats and Republicans over who is at fault since the shutdown began.
On Sunday morning, a protest by truckers converged with a veterans march at the World War II Memorial. Participants cut the links between metal barriers at the National Park Service property and pushed them aside.
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