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New barricades set up at World War II memorial

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New barricades were set up at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday, a day after protesting veterans tore down the previously positioned obstacles and delivered them to the White House.

The new barricades were double-wired together, featuring new signs informing tourists that the park was closed except for First Amendment activities.

The scene at the World War II memorial was busy Monday morning as a group of more than 90 World War II veterans from Montana visited the site.

Sens. John Tester and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., were present at the site delivering speeches to the veterans during the recognition ceremony. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., was also present.

The congressmen thanked the veterans for their service, reminding them that the site was "their memorial" and they deserved to visit it in spite of the government shutdown.

Four park rangers were seen observing the activity at the site, taking pictures and chatting with puzzled tourists.

The three congressmen put a wreath on the Montana pillar of the memorial and posed for photos before leaving the site.

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