Friday, October 11, 2013

Battle of the Barricades: Vets Prepared to “Go to Jail”

Veterans from across the country descend on DC this weekend

Paul Joseph Watson
October 11, 2013

Image: Iwo Jima Monument.
Veterans from across the country are prepared to go to jail as they plan to storm barricaded memorials and monuments this weekend in a forceful rebuke to the government shutdown, setting up a potential confrontation with National Park Service employees who have been ordered to “make life as difficult for people” as possible.

One of the defining moments of the backlash against the shutdown was when veterans stormed past barricades at the World War II Memorial in DC last Monday. The federal government subsequently ordered that the barricades be reinforced and wired shut.

Similar scenes are set to be repeated over the next few days as vets from numerous states descend on memorials built in their honor and prepare to remove anything or anyone that gets in their way.
The federal government has indicated that some barricades will be opened to allow the veterans access, but other sites will remain closed.