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Amid government shutdown, runners hold protest run near path in closed Valley Forge park
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:23 PM EDT
Dozens of people have staged a protest run through Valley Forge National Historical Park near Philadelphia after a runner and others were ticketed amid the government shutdown.
Several running groups took part Sunday in what some called a "Patriot Run" to call attention to the shutdown. They ran on state and local roads that cut through the national park but remain open and are just a few feet from park paths.
The National Park Service says tickets have been issued at parks across the country. A spokesman says safety is a concern, given widespread staff furloughs.