Skip to comments.ANNOUNCEMENT: D.C. CHAPTER TO HOLD PRO-BUSH DEMONSTRATIONS ALONG INAUGURAL PARADE 1/20/05
Posted on 11/21/2004 9:15:53 AM PST by kristinn
The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all conservatives who share our jubilation with the re-election of President Bush and Vice President Cheney to join us in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20, 2005, for a very special demonstration.
In order to help prevent a repeat of the leftist-led assaults and disruptions during the 2001 Inaugural parade, the D.C. Chapter applied for a demonstration permit with the U.S. Park Police last January for three key locations along the Inaugural Parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Those locations are: The Navy Memorial, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, where in 2001 leftists climbed the masts and tore down flags and pennants, replacing them with "anarchist" flags; Freedom Plaza, between 13th and 14th Streets, NW; and Pershing Park, between 14th and 15th Streets, NW.
Our goal is to give pro-Bush-Cheney people the opportunity to enjoy the parade and share fellowship with like-minded conservatives while holding demonstrations in support of the President and his conservative policies including pro-life, pro-2A, pro-military and pro-war-on-terrorists.
The D.C. Chapter is reaching out to other conservative groups, inviting them to join us in common cause that day. We recognize that not everyone agrees with every one of the President's policies, however we are asking those who stand with us to set aside those criticisms just for one day. There will be plenty of criticism from the left that day. Our job is to represent the 61 million Americans who voted in record numbers to give the President a mandate for his agenda.
Our plan is to have a 'salute to veterans' gathering at the Navy Memorial. Issue-oriented demonstrators will gather at Freedom Plaza. Pershing Park will be used as the D.C. Chapter's base of operations.
There will be plenty of law enforcement officers all along the parade route. Security checkpoints will be established that all who wish to stand along the parade will have to pass through. The leftists will do their best to ruin the President's day, but by conservatives coming out in large numbers at our permitted demonstration areas we can deny them ground from which to operate from. Several leftist groups have their own permit applications in so they should not be able to encroach on ours.
The D.C. Chapter's pro-Bush demonstration zones are set to be islands of peace from the angry leftists. We will not condone any provocations or violence.
Please bring American and service flags, along with signs supporting President Bush and our conservative agenda. The parade will run from about 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. However, people will be gathering along the parade route from early morning on through the afternoon.
As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for demonstrating will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
All persons and groups participating in our permitted demonstration areas must agree to abide by our rules for civilized demonstrations.
I saw that SecurityMoms4Bush will be attending the inauguration. They're welcome to join us on the parade route.
Excellent planning and forward thinking. It is also the day of the FR inaugural ball! Oh, I wish I could afford the trip.
Between the swearing in ceremony, the parade and the ball it will be a full, fun day. Sorry you can't be here for it.
Those of us who haven't been "on the streets" in a long time will relish this one.
We're a little out practice, ourselves. We made need a few warm-up "games" to get in shape :-)
Well, cool. Any info about logistics available? When actually need to show up at the area? Need special ID? Any info on hotels (I'd imagine they'd be pretty booked-up)? I'd be training down from nj (philly) - amtrak gots extra trains/buy in advance? If you don't know that's ok - I can do the research.
Oh, what a shame. I won't be able to attend.
To Da Top
I'll be there.
Ping to self for later reminder!
Any plans for the night before?
Kristinn, the family and I are attending the inaugural ceremonies. I would love to help you all out in this counter to the leftists. Please let me know. We had kind of planned on going to the parade this year instead of the swearing- in. It's hard to do both. Let me know where and when to be somewhere. It will be great to see you all again.
Chicago will be represented at the parade and Inaugrual Ball!! See you then!
I'm sure there were grumbles and whines from Brian Becker and Mara VerHeyden-Hilliard when they tried to place their permit applications and they found out that the DC Chapter had already permitted the choicest locations!
I remember scratching my head on that day many months ago, when you got up early and trudged down to Park Police HQ - to put in those permit applications so far in advance. No wonder you and Angelwood are the Ringleader and the Warlord. Great advance tactical planning, kids.
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