#KremlinAnnex protesters gather outside White House as government shutdown nears record

#KremlinAnnex protesters gather outside the White House late Thursday as the government shutdown becomes one of the longest ever in US history.

The #KremlinAnnex protesters made calls for the government to reopen as hundreds of thousands of federal workers prepare to miss a paycheck or be furloughed.

On Friday, the shutdown hit the 21 day mark, placing it as the longest ever, alongside the December 1995 to January 1996 shutdown under Bill Clinton.

The #KremlinAnnex protest has been ongoing for around half a year. Participants have stationed themselves outside the White House on a nightly basis, "keeping Putin’s puppet awake every night," according to their Facebook page.