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2 million bikers are planning a motorcycle rally in Washington D.C. to coincide with the Million Muslim March, and it’s all happening on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The National Park Services have denied the permit to the riders, who are planning a ride-only event, due to disruption and resource management concerns.
UPDATE FROM DC ~ FOLKS I JUST HAVE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THE TURNOUT HAS BEEN AWESOME! I WOULD "GUESS" THERE ARE AT LEAST 10-20k BIKES IN D.C. RIGHT NOW! ALSO, PLEASE LET IT BE KNOWN THAT **ALL*** LAW ENFORCEMENT IN D.C., MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! NOT ONLY HAVE THEY QUIETLY HELPED BEHIND THE SCENES...THEY HAVE ESCORTED BIKES, SHUT DOWN TRAFFIC FOR BIKERS TO GET THROUGH, STOPPED TO HELP BIKERS BROKEN DOWN...AND EVEN CONTACTED ALL THE ADMIN TEAM TO LET US KNOW THEY ARE HERE TO HELP! THEY HAVE HELPED BIKERS FIND AND GET TO THEIR DESTINATIONS!! THEY HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT KIND WORDS FOR THIS EVENT! ...GOD BLESS ALL LEO'S IN MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND D.C. WE OWE YOU EACH AND EVERYONE A HUGE THANK YOU FROM THE BIKER NATION! YOU ROCK! BELINDA BEE!
AMPAC - The American Muslim Political Action Committee AMPAC in cooperation and solidarity with MANDAA - Movement Against the National Defense Authorization Act, NDPAAC - National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, NYDPAAC - New York Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, NABAB - North American Bangladeshi Association for Bangladesh, MDPAAC - Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, CLA - Community Leadership Affairs, SACC - South Asian Chamber of Commerce, Mosque Care, DC Area 9/11 Truth Movement ,A&E - Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Movement, MMAT - Muslim Marching Against Terrorism, MD Rabbi Alam - the Founder of AMPAC, Richard Gage - the Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Movement, Dr. Kevin Barrett - the National Spokesperson for Muslim Think Tank, and The March Against Drones (MAD) will be gathering on the National Mall, and then launching a march on the halls of power.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee has come under fire for scheduling the march on the anniversary of 9/11, as well as for the original name of the event. The group changed the name to the Million American March Against Fear in an effort to address concerns, but organizers feel that Wednesday is still the right date.
“The main reason for changing the focus of the event was that many non-Muslims expressed interest in participating,” Barrett said. “Some of us also recognized that calling it a ‘Muslim’ event could prove divisive and that it would be better to be inclusive, and try to bring all Americans together to defend the Constitution and oppose the politics of fear.”