Members of the so-called “Million Vet March” descended on Washington, D.C., Sunday to protest the Obama administration’s decision to close the city’s public memorials.
Thousands of demonstrators arrived early in the morning and tore down barricades that had been set up to block people from visiting the popular attractions, WTOP reports.
The group said military personnel and veterans are “being used a political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis,” according to a statement on its website.
The group also said it has no political leaning, but believes that the closing of memorials is “a despicable act of cowardice.” via http://www.theblaze.com/
I made the video to Support the Million Veteran March on Memorials #T4VETS #1MVetMarch joining the Truckers #T2SDA 10/13/13
Million Vet March at the WWII Memorial – livestream
‘We Are Marching to the White House’: ‘Million Vet March’ Descends on Washington, Barricades Torn Down http://goo.gl/S7BAoq
BREAKING: Protesters in DC take barriers from monuments and dump them at White House gates http://goo.gl/HgAiig
Rally at World War II Memorial Ends at White House http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Vets-Plan-Rally-at-World-War-II-Memorial-227574101.html
LIVE UPDATES — Police in riot gear… Tear Gas On The Ready… Additional Snipers at White House… Veterans Storm Memorials… Remove Barricades, Bring to White House… http://goo.gl/A3yMyP
I made the video to Support the Million Veteran March on Memorials #T4VETS #1MVetMarch October 13th, 2013 joining the Truckers #T2SDA … Bless Them All!!
Million Vet March on the Memorials – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Million-Vet-March-on-the-Memorials/539097822833735
Get ready to join a million vets in Washington DC and online! http://1mvetmarch.wordpress.com/
Day 2: #T2SDA + #T4VETS -Truckers Join With US Veterans for DC March This Weekend –
- Million Vet March Planned for DC Memorials (ijreview.com)
- Million Vet March on the Memorials Rally Points – #1MVetMarch (grumpyelder.com)
- Million Vet March On The Memorials – October 13th 9 a.m. – #1MVetMarch (pumabydesign001.com)
- ‘Million Vet March’ to descend on DC (bizpacreview.com)
- Million Vet March On The Memorials – October 13th 9 a.m. – #1MVetMarch (grumpyelder.com)
- Million Vet March on the Memorials Rally Points – #1MVetMarch (pumabydesign001.com)
- Despite threats, ‘Million Vet March on the Memorials’ moves forward (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Million Vet March #1MVetMarch (im41.com)
- Veterans to voice discontent during Broadway rally (sanfordherald.com)