Guest Post by Mara Zebest
To counter the Muslim March, a Facebook page was set up for 2 Million Bikers to DC:
“To remember those who were killed on 911 and honor our armed forces who fought those who precipitated this attack!”
Recently it was reported that the Bikers were being denied no-stop permits for the 9/11 rally through D.C. But this denial is no deterrent to the bikers who insist on their first amendment rights to protest.
A WashTimes article reports the following:
[...] Denial of the permit sparked outrage on the biker group’s website because the District of Columbia reportedly has granted the American Muslim Political Action Committee a permit for the Million Americans Against Fear rally, formerly known as the Million Muslim March, for Wednesday on the National Mall, the PAC announced Saturday.
The 2 Million Bikers to DC group offered an apology to D.C. residents, who will undoubtedly be disturbed by the noise.
“We did the right thing and went through the proper channels to secure a no-stop permit to ride through your great city,” the groups said Sunday. “We wanted to ride an established route, which would have taken us past the Viet Nam Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, across the bridge into Virginia, and that’s it! We would have been completely out of Washington DC, and your city would have been back to normal.” [...]
Read more here.
Twitchy reports that the 2 Million Bikers to DC reportedly given a hand by DC police after the Park Service permit snub. Tweets include a kudos to the D.C. police from James Woods. And check out the video footage below of the bikers and police escorts streaming into D.C. And another video out of western Maryland seen here.