2 million bikers to D.C. to participate is a "no stop" rally. The 9/11 rally was denied a permit by the National Park Service, but will proceed anyway. According to U.S. News and World Report on Sept. 10, 2013, the parade is expected to tie up traffic on Wednesday in the nations capital.
'It is not a crime to parade' through the city without a permit, Ted Gest, a spokesman for the D.C. attorney general's office, told U.S. News.
2 million bikers to D.C. will be exercising their First Amendment rights and supporting the victims of 9/11. D.C. police have vowed to make arrests if the bikers commit crimes. The event was denied a permit because it was announced last minute in August. The National Park Service felt that it could not provide appropriate services for this request and that road closures would cause an extreme disruption of traffic.
The 2 million bikers to D.C. apologized to the city for any disruptions that may be caused on their Facebook page. The event is intended to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the U.S. soldiers who were shipped off to Afghanistan to fight as a result. The Million Muslim March is slated for the same day as reported here previously, "Million Muslim March: AMPAC to conduct protest march on 9/11."
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