Manuel Oliver, the father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, scaled a construction crane near the White House with a message for the sitting president on the 4th anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School that left 17 dead.
“I asked for a meeting with Joe Biden a month ago… never got that meeting,” Oliver said in a video posted to his Twitter account.
Happy valentines pic.twitter.com/Ho6zvjjA7o
— Manuel Oliver (@manueloliver00) February 14, 2022
Oliver scaled the crane in view of the White House just before 7:00 AM with another individual and unfurled a banner promoting Shock Market, a gun violence tracker.
He began climbing down at around 9:30 AM and police and secret service were waiting to take him and his partner into custody.
The White House has thus far not commented on the incident.
On Valentine’s Day in 2018 Nikolas Cruz entered MSD High School with a rifle, killing Joaquin and 16 other students and staff.
He later pleaded guilty and is current awaiting sentencing.
This is a developing story.