May 31, 2011
So, you and four protesters get arrested and roughed up for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial over the weekend. How do you get revenge?
Try an encore performance with 1,600 of your closest friends.
If you’re just coming to this budding controversy, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin and Iraq War veteran Adam Kokesh and others staged the booty shaking to draw attention to a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that dancing is forbidden at memorials because it distracts from the “solemn commemoration” at such sites.
The new event, which organizers say is not a protest, is scheduled for this Saturday. It’s billed as “Dance Party @ TJ’S!!!” As of Monday morning, more than 1,600 people had said on Facebook that they were planning to attend.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:32 am