Veterans marched on Sunday in Washington to protest the partial government shutdown that has kept them and other Americans from visiting war memorials across the country.
Veterans, including many in wheelchairs, took down police barricades and entered the memorial at about midday as others took the protest to the edge of the White House South Lawn.
Some of the metal barricades were carried the roughly half-mile walk from the memorial to the White House, where they were left near the fence in front of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Senator Ted Cruz was joined by 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in the nation’s capital.