Demonstration

Demonstration

‘We Are Marching to the White House’: ‘Million Vet March’ Descends on Washington, Barricades Torn Down

Becket Adams 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.”

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