Open Thread: The Vets march about Washington

October 13, 2013 0 Comments

posted at 2:01 pm about October 13, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

If we were relying found on the routine cable information channels, we possibly wouldn’t even recognize this was happening now, however the much expected veterans’ march about DC has been perfectly below technique for a whilst today. At least the neighborhood information is covering it

Protestors of the government shutdown started at the World War II Memorial early Saturday morning plus ended at the White Home gates plus fence Saturday afternoon.

The group was upset with all the closure of memorials inside Washington due to the shutdown stalemate. The authentic WWII protest was organized by the Million Vet March group, however, took on a more political tone.

According to NBC News, the president was inside the White Home at the time the protesters arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

EDIT: (Jazz) The player for the area movie feed isn’t currently functioning, thus I pulled it. Looking for another.
You are able to see a live feed of the occasions here, nevertheless I don’t like to try to embed it here.

EDIT 2: (Jazz) And finally certain coverage from Fox.

The rally isn’t the initial group upset over the situation inside DC, nevertheless they’re attracting a great amount of significant profile attendees.

“This is the people’s memorial,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a crowd of many 100 gathered close to the WWII Memorial found on the closed National Mall, that has become a nationwide signal of the shutdown as well as the country’s reaction. “Simple question: Why is the federal government spending cash to keep veterans from the memorial? Why did they invest revenue to keep individuals from Mount Vernon, Mount Rushmore? Our veterans ought to be above political games.”

Veterans, including numerous inside wheelchairs, were enabled inside the memorial at about midday because others took the protest to the edge of the White Home South Lawn.

“Today somebody’s spouse [or] spouse is dead inside Afghanistan. Is someone going to pay her spouse [or] his spouse or their kids?” 1 protester shouted at the White Home, referring to the partial shutdown cutting off advantages for the survivors of military personnel.

Cruz was joined by previous 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee plus Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, about a gray, rainy day inside the nation’s capital.

This 1 is for we, thus take it away!


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