Report: Veterans Storm Closed WWII Memorial (PHOTOS)

A group of veterans on Tuesday reportedly stormed the Washington, DC’s WWII Memorial, which was closed due to the government shutdown.

Stars and Stripes White House and Veterans Affairs reporter Leo Shane has been reporting from the scene via Twitter. According to Shane, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) helped by “distract(ing) a park police officer”  while the veterans “knocked down the fences.” Shane said the veterans were part of an Honor Flight group from Mississippi. 

View some of Shane’s tweets below.

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