Wow, the million muslim march has a turn out of appx. 25 people, compared to an estimate of 880,000 bikers in DC today as well.
Attendees at a sparsely attended Million Muslim March were met with protests by a small group of Christians on the National Mall Wednesday.
U.S. Park Police are keeping the group of protesters back. Several are displaying signs with messages such as “Muhammad is a liar” and were yelling to the Muslim attendees, reported News4’s Mark Segraves.
About 25 people — including activist Cornel West — were at the march as of 12:30 p.m., Segraves reported.
Organizers from the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) say they are “patriotic Muslims” who are demanding new laws to protect their First Amendment rights.
Approximately 20 protesters are also at the scene, Segraves said. It is not yet clear whether they are from a specific church or organization.
The rally included prayers, speeches and a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
“In the past 12 years since 9/11 the United States government as failed to protect and promote Constitutional liberties and human life, here and abroad,” read part of a statement on AMPAC’s website. “We feel that accountability in government has been ignored and the time has arrived to collectively speak truth to power.”