Protests Planned

Here are some of demonstrations planned along Pennsylvania Avenue and at other locations on Inauguration Day:

Group or event Plans
International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism A coalition that opposes the administration's domestic and foreign policies A rally at John Marshall Park, Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, at 9 a.m. The group has threatened to sue to open other areas to demonstrators.
D.C. Anti-War Network (DAWN) A network whose goal is the end of U.S. military intervention abroad and the end of attacks on freedoms at home. A rally at Meridian Hill Park, 16th Street and Florida Avenue NW, at 9 a.m., followed at 11:15 a.m. by a march down 16th Street to McPherson Square. Civil disobedience planned across from Lafayette Square.
Critical Mass Pro-bicycle advocates for the environment and for alternative energy sources. Two bike rides through downtown streets; one starting at Union Station at 7:30 a.m., the second at Dupont Circle at 4 p.m.
Anarchist Resistance Coalition of anarchists opposed to capitalism. A "festive and rowdy march," to start at Franklin Square, 14th and K streets NW, at 12:30 p.m.
Turn Your Back on Bush A mix of anti-Bush activists. Protesters to find spots along the parade route and turn their backs on President Bush as he passes.
Not One Damn Dime Day A protest of the inauguration and the war in Iraq. A national, all-day boycott of all forms of consumer spending.
Committee to ReDefeat the President An anti-Bush group that wants to highlight alleged voter suppression and fraud in the 2004 election. A rally at the Jefferson Memorial featuring historical impersonators. A counter-inaugural ball is planned that night.
Billionaires for Bush Satirical group protesting administration policies. Performances at 10:30 a.m. at FDR Memorial. A ball is planned that night.

Counter-Demonstrators and Other Groups

Group or event Plans
Christian Defense Coalition A group that wants to encourage the nomination of antiabortion justices to the Supreme Court. A rally outside the Canadian Embassy near Fourth Street NW, on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue.
D.C. chapter of Free Republic A group that wants to show support for the president and U.S. troops overseas. A rally at 10:30 a.m. at Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue NW. Another rally to start later on Pennsylvania Avenue NW east of Seventh Street.

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