Sunday, October 13 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-10-13 14:39:54 GMT
A group of East Texas World War II veterans who went to Washington, D.C. on a Brookshire's Heroes Flight have returned home. The group landed Saturday afternoon in Dallas and arrived back in Tyler whereMore >>
Along with touring numerous sites in Washington, the veterans also got to witness protestors taking down barricades and climbing the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as Park Service police stood by and watched.More >>
Friday, October 11 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-10-11 20:15:56 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Truckers who promised to protest actions by the White House and Congress had already begun to stall traffic Friday morning on the Capital Beltway. Tractor-trailers in all four lanesMore >>
Police officials in Maryland and Virginia reported there were no major incidents related to 30 trucks protesting on busy roadways in the rain.More >>
Wednesday, October 9 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-10-09 17:54:26 GMT
(RNN) – Truckers from across America are planning a shutdown of their own this weekend … a traffic shutdown of the nation's capitol to protest what they call government overreach. The group Truckers RideMore >>
Truckers from across America are planning a shutdown of their own this weekend - a traffic shutdown of the nation's capital to protest what they call government overreach.More >>
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the World War II Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown, according to media reports.
"We do not care what political leanings you may be; be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever. The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington DC, is a despicable act of cowardice," according to the group's website.
Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz both spoke at the gathering, according to NBC Washington - although the group says they aren't a political leaning group.
Sunday's protest comes after World War II veterans moved barriers at a rally on Saturday, and the organization Truckers Ride for the Constitution drove around the Capitol Beltway at slow speeds all weekend. Both groups also were protesting the government shutdown, which is in its 13th day.
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