“Two Million Bikers” Rally Roars Into D.C. Area for 9/11
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
A large rally to commemorate 9/11 is roaring through the Washington, D.C., area.
About 2,000 bikers with the group “Two Million Bikers to D.C.” are snarling traffic on the Beltway with a ride honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the members of the military called to serve after the attacks.
On their Facebook page, in all caps, the group said they will stand by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, adding that they’re “against any fundamental transformation of America.”
Organizers tried to get a last-minute permit to close some intersections near monuments and on Capitol Hill in D.C., but the National Park Service denied that request. According to US News and World Report, park service spokesperson Carol Johnson said allowing the road closures “would cause a severe service disruption of traffic.”
However, permits are not required to hold a rally in the city. It will be up to individual riders whether they choose to enter the city, WTOP report