Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Protestors march to protest federal shutdown at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Mainlinenedianews.com - Full Article

By Brendan Wills,
October 13 2013

UPPER MERION — Veterans, citizens, Democrats and Republicans all came together Sunday to protest the government shutdown at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Close to 1,000 protestors rallied outside of the Washington Memorial Chapel before marching on the closed trails.

Protestors disobeyed instructions posted throughout the federal park, warning visitors that facilities were closed to the public. Cars were parked on the grassy shoulders of Valley Forge Road, in nearby commercial parking lots or in the park’s caution-taped lots at the risk of a fine. Carpools were organized on the protest’s Facebook page.

The protest, organized by grassroots organization Citizens for Liberty, consisted of a rally followed by a march along Valley Forge Road from the chapel to the park’s visitor center. Citizens for Liberty was joined by the motorcycle organization Pennsylvania Sons of Liberty Riders, various other organizations and veterans. Protestors rode horses and carried American flags for the march...

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