Patriotic tourists remove barricades, climb Lincoln Memorial

On the same weekend that brought the “Million Vet March” to Washington, D.C., another fairly large group of patriots – protesters, you might say – showed they, too, have had enough of the shutdown closures and weren’t going to take it anymore.

So, they moved the barricades out of the way and made their way up the steps, and past the Park Police, to the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, KLTV 7 reported.

Peacefully, but cheering at breaking through the barriers – or “Barry-cades” as many on the Internet coined them  – happy tourists used the opportunity to send a message to Washington: Enough is enough.

Taylor Hemness from KLTV 7 reported this from the scene:

[The protesters] went completely up those steps, past the National Parks Service members who didn’t do anything to stop them as they made their way up to the Lincoln monument asking people to come with them, begging them to make people in DC listen to what they were doing.

“Clean up the trash in Washington!” Watch protesters make their way to the Lincoln Memorial via KLTV 7:, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

However, according to this tweet, Park Police ultimately kicked the group out:

Related: ‘Million Vet March’ to storm war memorials paid for with ‘blood, sweat and tears’

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16 thoughts on “Patriotic tourists remove barricades, climb Lincoln Memorial

  1. Susan Forrester says:

    The only way we are seeing any of this is on the internet. Thank you for helping to keep us informed. Obama needs to be thrown out, not our citizens thrown out of the Memorials. We need for the Army Provost Marshall to arrest him for treason.

    1. Doug says:

      Can you name the Army Provost Marshal?

      1. Susan Forrester says:

        MG. David E. Quantock

        1. Doug says:

          How can he arrest the President?

  2. Jo Swafford says:

    heres the kumbaya moment for conservatives right now…truckers,bikers,vets ,and Americans claiming their history.If it were a conservative president and liberal protestors the media would be singing kumbaya at every monument on every broadcast…for these patriots…crickets.Well guess what ,we have the internet,rendering the media irrelevant.

    1. voterid says:

      The problem with your analogy is that we already saw the democrat protestors in DC last you remember Occupy DC protestors…they were sleeping in tents, fornicating on top of police vehicles, peeing on the laws and being disgusting ignorant people…that what your liberal party represents.

      1. Jo Swafford says:

        ? that was my point…it was sarcasm because the media is always showing liberals in a positive light and very rarely ever shows conservatives making any sort of point or standing up for themselves….I have no idea what makes you think I am a liberal from that.

  3. Sharon Mark says:

    Shame on our President for letting this happen. He could stop this at any time for the good of the country but his goal is to blame blame blame.

    1. Karen Lee King says:

      He needs to grow up and quit acting so danged childish with his “my way or no way” motto.

  4. Doug says:

    Did anyone sit on Lincoln’s lap?

    1. Sally says:

      Obama’s been there trying to appear presidential.
      Hasn’t worked.

  5. Ben Love says:

    They have had coverage of the memorial events on Fox News

  6. Doug says:

    My sources say someone left a Mountain Dew Can on Lincoln’s leg.

  7. Susan Forrester says:

    Have you done any homework on this?

    1. Doug says:

      I cannot reveal my sources.

  8. Karen Lee King says:

    He has shut down the Parks and things, but what do you want to bet that his golf courses aren’t shut down? All these so called shut downs he wants to blame on the Republicans; but you know what? I blame all three: the House, the Senate, and the Idiot in the White house. They all need to grow up and act like adults and work together.

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