Memorials and open-air parks will remain open for the duration of the shutdown. But those sites will not be staffed, meaning that some amenities — such as visitors’ centers and bathrooms — will be closed.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and lined the Reflecting Pool to rally for women’s rights, urge women to run for public office and call on citizens to fully engage on many issues.
The two flagpole climbers and four others were charged with failure to obey a lawful order after they were given three warnings to disperse. Union Station was also evacuated during the demonstration after a fire alarm went off.