Group protests closure of Smokies

(WBIR) The Great Smoky Mountains National Park remain closed on Saturday as dozens picked up the picket signs to show their disapproval.

They protested throughout the day at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance sign.

It's been twelve days since the park closed its gates. People we talked to say they're tired of being blocked from using the public land and from visiting some burial sites within the park.

"I have a grandfather who's in Cades Cove, fifth generation. I'm not allowed to go visit his gravesite or take my children the history of my family," Krissy Ramsey said.

As we reported earlier, Governor Haslam and Tennessee's Congressional representatives are working to decide whether the state should pay to re-open the Smokies. As of Saturday night, it was still a work in progress.


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