Thousands of protesters arrived at the World War II memorial to protest the closure of the memorials during the government shut down.
About 15 tractor trailer trucks from the Ride for the Constitution protest, which took place two days ago, but mostly turned out to be a non-event, have arrived at the memorial protest to lend their support to the veterans.
The truckers came down 17th street honking their horns while heading toward the Mall. Their forward progress was blocked by police barricades.
Protesters at the veterans memorials removed barricades and attempted to carry them to the White House.