Thousands Ride Motorcycle To DC To Commemorate 9-11 - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Thousands Ride Motorcycle To DC To Commemorate 9-11

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Bikers rode through Washington, DC to remember the 9-11 victims. It was billed as a ride to show respect for the 9-11 victims, their families and the military. Thousands showed up to take part.

"The Two Million Bikers Ride to D.C." began Wednesday morning in Fort Washington and made its way into the city in fractured groups, riding by memorials, monuments and the U.S. Capitol. Many of them decided to take part after their permit to ride together was denied by the National Park Service.

The roar of countless motorcycles could be heard throughout the city today. If there wasn't a flag flying from the back of the bike, the riders were likely wearing something patriotic.

Some bikers also called it disrespectful for a Muslim group to schedule their event in DC on the 9-11 anniversary.

"Because today on 9/11, twelve years ago, a lot of our family members died, a lot of people spent a lot of time digging up the dead, a lot of people go home and look at a picture on the wall of their dad or their mother on the wall who's no longer with them because some radicals decided to do something stupid, and they wanted to have their protest because they feel as though they're being treated unjustifiably. They come over here, they get whatever they want, they create a business, we don't get have the opportunities that they get," says a biker.

The American Muslim Political Action Committee says they are patriotic and were marching to protect their first amendment rights.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police : 58-Year Old Woman Sexually Assaulted In Cobbs Creek

    Police : 58-Year Old Woman Sexually Assaulted In Cobbs Creek

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:57:59 GMT
    Philadelphia Police are looking for a man wanted for a sexual assault in Cobbs Creek.The incident began on Saturday August 16 at 9:00 pm, a 58 year-old female, was on the 21 SEPTA bus going to her residence on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street.
    Philadelphia Police are looking for a man wanted for a sexual assault in Cobbs Creek.The incident began on Saturday August 16 at 9:00 pm, a 58 year-old female, was on the 21 SEPTA bus going to her residence on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street.
  • Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:48:59 GMT
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
  • Swedesboro Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Local Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:31:44 GMT
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices