Dance Protest at the Jefferson Memorial
Dozens of dancers gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial for a real life version of the movie Footloose. Decked in disco gear, protestors boogied on the steps of the memorial before moving the dance party inside for an hour long dance of defiance. The purpose of the dance flashmob was to peacefully draw attention to a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that dancing, even silently, is forbidden at memorials because it distracts from the “solemn commemoration” at such sites. There were conga lines, electric slides and plenty of fancy footwork on display all under the watchful eye of park police who came out in full force. Luckily no one was arrested and the protestor’s goal of drawing attention to the new law was fulfilled.
As always Metromix was in the mix to bring you a behind the scenes look at the action!