The World War II memorial was barricaded earlier today. So was a World War I memorial. And, it turns out, so is the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, which is right near those others on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
As Congressman Steve Stockman tweets:
Interesting that the party of Orval Faubus just barricaded the unstaffed, open-at-all times MLK Memorial.
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) October 2, 2013
John Sexton tweets this photo of National Park Service workers shutting the memorial down:
The outdoor MLK memorial is also barricaded: http://t.co/AxqYXSW6A4
— John Sexton (@verumserum) October 2, 2013
On Facebook, journalist Jamie Dupree noted, "Took a run by the memorials in DC on the way to work. There was so much temporary fencing, metal and wooden barricades, and yellow tape around the Martin Luther King Junior memorial that it looked like a crime scene."
According to Jim Geraghty, some have jumped the fence:
The MLK Jr. Memorial, where a few folks jumped the fence. pic.twitter.com/IjrFTPgqRF
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 2, 2013