DEVELOPING: D.C. Denies Permit For 9/11 Biker Rally, Plans To Go OnScreen-Shot-2013-08-26-at-12.56
A few weeks ago, we reported on the 2 million biker rally set for 9/11/2013 in Washington D.C. to remember those lost 12 years ago and to counter-protest the million muslim march.
Well now it looks like D.C. doesn’t want these bikers in town and they have denied their permit to have a no-stop ride through the city. Although the event planners went through the right channels and organized the ride to end in Virginia, it wasn’t good for the powers that be in D.C.
But, now plan B will go into effect and the rally will go on! No permit is needed when you have your Constitutional rights.
In response to the planned “Million Muslim March” in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, bikers announced their own rival 2 Million Biker Ride. This weekend, news surfaced on blogs and Twitter that D.C. had denied the bikers an event permit.
“Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians.
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF WASHINGTON DC: On behalf of the National “2 Million Bikers to DC” Team, please accept our sincere apologies. We did the right thing and went through the proper channels to secure a no-stop permit to ride through your great city. 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.
The National Team fully expected our permit to be rejected, and have already drafted a Plan-B.”
Participants are moving forward.