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.
The bikers applied for a permit to ride through what is called Memorial Core near to the Memorial Bridge. The application for the permit said that there would be around 2,000 motorcyclists between 9 am and 4 pm. Carol Johnson, a spokeswoman for the NPS, said the bikers application was reviewed like all other similar applications. Park services ultimately denied the permit, saying the group would simply cause too much disruption. She noted that major roadways would need to be closed and that the inconvenience to motorists was too much.
Johnson said: “It’s just a case of what they asked for in the permit applications,”
Belinda Bee, one of the main event organizers said that the bikers whole intention was not to block traffic and simply to “get in and out of D.C. as fast as possible.” Bee had a phone call with one of the NPS permit assistants about the event. She said about her chat with the assistant: “She said it’s a weekday and the residents of D.C. would not like y’all very well.”
The dcist website reports that the 2 million bikers to D.C. rally is in response to the Muslim Million March, as mentioned above. The march is apparently being organized by the American Muslim Political Action Committee, known to hold extreme views regarding the 9/11 attacks.
The bikers rally, as posted, intends to achieve 4 specific goals:
1. WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL STAND BY OUR CONSTITUTION (AS WRITTEN, NOT AS INTERPRETED BY THE THIS OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION), WE WILL STAND BY OUR BILL OF RIGHTS (AS WRITTEN) AND WE STAND FOR AMERICA!
2. THIS EVENT IS TO OUR HONOR AND RESPECT THOSE WHO WERE KILLED ON 9/11 AND THEIR FAMILIES! IT IS ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE IN ALL OUR ARMED FORCES WHO FOUGHT THOSE WHO PRECIPITATED THIS ATTACK!
3. WE STAND AGAINST ANY “FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA” BY THIS ADMINISTRATION OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION!
4. WE WILL NOT STAND DOWN WE WILL STAND UP IF NEED BE FOR OUR LIBERTIES. ** THIS IS A PEACEFUL “RIDE”. WE ARE NOT PROMOTING NOR DO WE CONDONE VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND! WE ARE RIDING TO SHOW OUR LOVE OF AMERICA AND THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF FREEDOM THIS COUNTRY PROVIDES TO THE WORLD!**