A group of 40
tourists peasants stormed Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, as reported by First Coast News (h/t Amy):
A group of tourists didn’t let the government shutdown or the gate at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine stop them Monday.
A group of people went over the gate and walked around inside the fort, wanting to see the National Monument that was closed due to the government shutdown.
“They were juveniles that were escorted off the property by Chief Kim Mayo of the National Park Service. She issued trespassing warnings as well,” according to Mark Samson, St. Augustine Police.
The trespassers faced going to jail or a fine of $150, but the fort representative chose let the people go.
A witness estimated there were about 40 people who jumped the gate.
There’s a lively discussion about it going on at reporter Jessica Clark’s Facebook page.