'2 Million Bikers to DC' and 'Million Muslim March' [PHOTOS, VIDEO]: Bikers outnumber Muslim march
Videos and photos of '2 Million Bikers to D.C.' are being posted on Youtube and social media.
The '2 Million Bikers' have been heading to D.C. from all across the country to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2013 terrorist attacks. They have been filmed roaring into Washington D.C., where they have been denied permission to forego traffic lights.
The bikers reportedly arrived to the D.C. area to counter-protest the "Million American March Against Fear" rally, which was originally titled "The Million Muslim March."
According to latest updates, only "about 25 people" including activist Cornel West, took part in the march at the nation's capital, according to Mark Segraves of the NBC affiliate in Washington.
See more photos of the bikers arriving in D.C. here.
According to "2 Million Bikers to DC" Facebook, co-founder Belinda Bee wrote that nearly one million bikers have been counted on the streets of the nation's capital as of 1 p.m.
Organizers of the biker march apologized in advance for their rally. They stated on Facebook: "We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event."
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Motorcycles are not allowed in Washington D.C., but they have roared into the city anyway. Originally 3,000 bikers were estimated but it seems that this number has multiplied 30 times over.
The original "Million Muslim March" was criticized for scheduling the march on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Washington D.C.
Weekly Standard reports that a memo sent to tenants from an office in downton D.C. says only hundreds of participants are expected to attend, an estimate provided by police.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) scheduled the event September 11, 2013, to commemorate the terrorist attacks. They refuse to attribute the attacks to Islamic extremists, but rather, is focusing on the discrimination against Muslims. The group stated: "Muslim and non-Muslim alike were traumatized, but we as Muslims continue 12 years later to be victimized b y being made the villains."
They also said they changed the name of the event because "many non-Muslim Americans are terrified of Muslims, who are portrayed by Hollywood and the US media as fanatical terrorists."
See a video of the bikers roaring into D.C. below: