Protesters broke down barricades at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday, walking up the steps en masse in a moving scene.

Security from the National Park Service reportedly did nothing to stop them, reports KLTV-TV.

Here’s a look at the moment the protesters ripped the tape and took down the gates and walked up the steps, via KLTV-TV:

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And check out this segment from the KLTV reporter after the protesters walked up the steps, in which you can hear cheering (we’ll forgive him for calling it the Lincoln “Monument”):

Well, authorities may have done little to prevent the protesters from heading up the steps, but they didn’t let them stay all day, Twitchy reports:

All celebrations must come to end, apparently:

Protesters Break Down Barricades at Lincoln Memorial and Walk Up the Steps

(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy)

Protesters Break Down Barricades at Lincoln Memorial and Walk Up the Steps

(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy)

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)