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Protesters to be armed; encouraged not to be dangerous

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Courtesy KPTV

WASHINGTON D.C. — Organizers of an open carry gun march hope thousands of protesters display their loaded rifles this Independence Day in Washington D.C.

The event — organized by radio host and prominent libertarian Adam Kokesh — is being called the Open Carry March on Washington. Kokesh is calling for pro-gun activists to meet at the National Cemetery on the morning of July 4. Protestors, encouraged to carry loaded rifles, will march by the White House and around the capitol before heading down Constitution Avenue.

The event, being called an “act of civil disobedience” is not permitted, and will break Washington D.C. law, which does not allow for the open carry of a firearm.

The Facebook post announcing the event encouraged marchers to be nonviolent, but warned protesters they could see some resistance from law enforcement.

“This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent,” the event page read. “Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington.”

Nearly 4,000 people have signed up to attend. Though the event organizers warn of possible resistance, coordination with law enforcement agencies is expected.

To see the event page, click here.


4 Comments to “Protesters to be armed; encouraged not to be dangerous”

    Willard said:
    May 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Sounds like the marchers are asking for trouble during this event.

    Chuck Anziulewicz said:
    May 15, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Marching on Washington in favor of a political cause is one thing. Marching on Washington with rifles locked and loaded is QUITE another. It's irresponsible if not downright INSANE. Adam Kokesh seems determined to provoke a violent confrontation, which would in turn give the teabaggers and gun nuts all the reason they need to start the "armed rebellion" they seem to be salivating over. And if THAT happens, there will probably also be hundreds of Timothy McVeigh wannabes popping up all over the country. Nothing good is going to come of this.

    jeff4justice said:
    May 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Adam Kokesh In-Depth Interview By Jeff 4 Justice

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