VIDEO -- Riot Police Use Force Against Elderly Vets Outside White House (WARNING: Some strong language)
(KIT DANIELS) -- Shocking video shows hyped-up riot police hitting and shoving elderly war veterans with batons at a peaceful protest right outside the White House.
One officer can be seen screaming at the top of his lungs while brandishing his baton towards the peaceful veterans.
WARNING: Some strong language:
Earlier today, the veterans tore down the barricades blocking access to outdoor war memorials, such as the National World War II Memorial and the Marine Corps War Memorial.
They then carried the barricades and stacked them in front of the White House.
The Obama administration purposely decided to erect the barricades to keep the public from visiting war memorials during the government shutdown.
These war memorials, such as the WWII memorial, are outdoor architectural structures in a park with no official entrance.
It took focused effort, under direction by the Obama administration, to block access to these memorials.
An anonymous park service official told the Washington Times that they had been ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during the government shutdown.
Other senior citizens have been terrorized by federal agents during the shutdown. At the Yellowstone National Park last week, feds aggressively ordered elderly tourists to stay inside a hotel under armed guard.