Leo Shane III is tweeting from a bizarre scene on the Mall in Washington. Veterans from all over the country had come to the World War II Memorial to visit it. That memorial is normally unmanned, as it has no store or other amenities and needs no staff. But it had been barricaded. The veterans, some of whom surely stormed beaches to fight the Nazis or Imperial Japan in their youth, were not about to be stopped.






Park Police stopped trying to block anyone from visiting the normally unmanned memorial.


Why did the Park Police believe that any response was needed? Who ordered those barricades to be put in place? At what cost? Why?

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