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Despite Being Denied Permit, Motorcyclists Ride Into D.C. To Commemorate 9/11

Motorcycles outside a Harley Davidson dealer in Ft. Washington, MD.
2 Million Bikers to D.C.
Motorcycles outside a Harley Davidson dealer in Ft. Washington, MD.

A large group of motorcyclists is riding through D.C. this morning, despite having been denied a permit to do so.

The group, Two Million Bikers to D.C., said it plans on riding through the city to commemorate the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It requested a permit in late August, though the National Park Service denied it because it would have required closing down city streets on a weekday.

Permit or not, the motorcyclists say they are riding through D.C. anyhow. The group departed from Fort Washington, Md., at 11 a.m., and arrived in the city less than an hour later.

Their arrival coincides with the Million American March Against Fear, which is set to take place on the National Mall.

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