Dance Protest Shuts Down Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial Dance Dance Revolution – 6/4/2011 [Source: ReasonTV]

Following last week’s arrest of dancers at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, around 200 people showed up on Saturday for a dance protest that was peacefully dispersed while the Memorial was shut down:

“About 75 people — some wearing tutus, one dressed as Abe Lincoln and another as Thomas Jefferson — began dancing around the third president’s statue. At one point, there appeared to be more people shooting video and snapping pictures than actual dancers. About a dozen U.S. Park Police officers looked on. One officer shot photographs of those dancing.”

The protests have led to quite a bit of media coverage and web discussion with many commentators supporting the dancers’ protests:

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