'2 Million Bikers' are reportedly heading to Washington D.C. today to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Although the bikers were denied permission to avoid traffic signals, they will still head to the city and stick to all the rules as they ride through the city. They are expected to clog up the city's streets even more so than usual.
Organizers of the ride posted 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."
The bike riders from all over the U.S. are already on their way to ride through the nation's capital. They will pay tribute to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Motorcycles are not allowed in Washington D.C., but they plan to ride through the city anyway. The demonstration, which is scheduled for after 11 a.m., is set to be peaceful. About 3,000 bikers are estimated to attend.
However, another demonstration is also planned for today, which may clash with the '2 million bikers' demonstration. An event, initially billed as the "Million Muslim March" is also set to be held on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Washington D.C. The rally has since been renamed the "Million Americans Against Fear."
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 march is aimed at drawing attention to America's alleged discrimination against Muslims.
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 by being made the villains."