Counter-rallies in DC miss attendance benchmarks - WRBL

Counter-rallies in DC miss attendance benchmarks

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It was a popular topic on WRBL News 3's Facebook page Wednesday with many of you asking about the "Two Million Bikers Rally" in Washington, D.C.

In a response to the "Million Muslim March" underway on Wednesday, motorcyclists have converged on the nation's capital for an event dubbed the "Two Million Bikers Ride." The riders are also meeting up in Washington, D.C. to pay their respects to the victims, heroes and survivors of 9/11.

Organizers did not receive a permit to have traffic blocked, so participants will be riding through streets in what could turn into an all-day traffic nightmare. In a letter obtained by television station WJLA, the National Park Service says the permit was denied in part because it would "unreasonably interfere with regular and rush-hour traffic."

 

This video was captured by a news helicopter as the riders came through a neighborhood near Washington. CBS-affilate WUSA says nowhere near a million people showed up to either rally.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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