More Shameful Shutdown Abuse - Elderly Tourists at YellowstoneSubmitted by Blue Republic on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:09
Elderly tourists, including foreigners terrorized on visit to see
the natural wonders of America.
"Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest."
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