On April 13, 2008, Mary Brooke Oberwetter and a group of friends went to the Jefferson Memorial to commemorate the 265th birthday of Mr. Jefferson. But park police didn’t want them shaking it with Uncle T.J. They were arrested.
Fast forward to May 17, 2011, and the appeal of that case was decided in favor of the cops.
Last weekend, a flash mob of folks came to the memorial and defied that, dancing until they, too, were arrested. Watch it here:
This weekend and continuing into the July 4 holiday, many more citizens will be participating in this act of civil disobedience, at monuments across the country. A Facebook page has been set up for the June 4 Jefferson danceoff if you’d like to join, and here is the Facebook for the rest of the world to join in.
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