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Thousands Ride Motorcycle To DC To Commemorate 9-11

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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.

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