Federal parks and monuments nationwide remained closed on Day Two of the federal government shutdown.
On the National Mall and at all federal memorials, authorities have set up barricades, some of which were breached on Tuesday by wheelchair-bound war veterans visiting the World War II Memorial.
Signs are everywhere telling the public that their government is closed. But one made clear the First Amendment is still alive.
John McCormack, a reporter for the Weekly Standard, spotted this gem outside the Second Division Memorial:
People, I am not making this up pic.twitter.com/sYFQsxqEEr
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 2, 2013
Here it is a bit closer:
What does that mean, exactly?
"If you have any demonstrations or protests," an officer told McCormack, "I'm assuming you're free to do that."