Military veterans demand war memorials reopen

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered outside the White House demanding that the country's war memorials be reopened after their temporary closure due to the government shutdown.

The 'Million Vet March on the Memorials' demonstration outside the White House.
The 'Million Vet March on the Memorials' demonstration outside the White House. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Law enforcement officers clash with protesters from the 'Million Vet March on the Memorials'.
Law enforcement officers clash with protesters from the 'Million Vet March on the Memorials'. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Protesters from the 'Million Vet March on the Memorials' demonstrate in front of the White House.
Protesters from the 'Million Vet March on the Memorials' demonstrate in front of the White House. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.