Monday Oct 14, 201308:07 AM GMT
Riot police forces clash with protesters in Washington DC
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:11AM
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"You know what, it's Republicans and Democrats, it's not just a one party deal, okay? It's the establishment. It's the elected officials are no longer representing the people. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican, you have to look at this as an American and see that they aren't looking out for you," one demonstrator said outside the White House.

Angry protesters in Washington DC clash with riot police forces in front the White House and the Capitol over the current government shutdown.


One of the rallies in the city which began at the World War II Memorial ended at the White House gates, NBC news reported.

Frustrated with the continued shutdown and angry at the closure of Washington memorials, demonstrators tore down the barricades blocking the World War II memorial on the National Mall and took them to the White House.

Some of the protesters were carrying signs, calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

Obama was reportedly in the White House when the demonstrators arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Other demonstrators questioned the whole political system of their country.

"You know what, it's Republicans and Democrats, it's not just a one party deal, okay? It's the establishment. It's the elected officials are no longer representing the people. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican, you have to look at this as an American and see that they aren't looking out for you," one demonstrator said outside the White House.

"All these people are down here because things are broken. It's broken all the way around. I mean, isn't it? I mean, I'm tired of getting kicked around, I've lost money on this," said another protester.

NBC News reported that a large number of police forces moved demonstrators away from the White House fence.

Meanwhile, another protest rally was held outside the US Capitol building. Demonstrators were calling for an end to the government shutdown, saying the need to get back to work.

Police officers argued with some of the protesters but the arguments did not turn violent.

Police officials say there have been no arrests.

The US government has been shut down since the October first, affecting the lives of millions of people across the country.

Hundreds of thousands of government employees have been furloughed since then.

Republicans and Democrats in the US remain at loggerheads over how to end the partial government closure as a debt-limit deadline on October 17 gets closer.

Republicans who hold a majority in the House of Representatives want to delay President Obama’s Affordable Care Act --also known as Obamacare- in return for funding the government.

Democrats, including President Obama, have promised not to delay the Obamacare, insisting it will badly hurt the US economy.

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