CAMPUS ANTIWAR NETWORK PLANS FOR COUNTER-INAUGURATION
PROTESTS ON JANUARY 20, 2005
note below on subway station closing
See note below on subway station closing
On January 20, 2005 students and youth will protest the
inauguration of George W. Bush in locations all over the
country. As Bush takes the oath of office for his second
presidential term on January 20, 2005, thousands of people
will protest BushÕs war and right-wing agenda. As he rides
his limousine down Pennsylvania Avenue, he and the world
will hear our message: ŌBush is not our President.Ķ
The Campus Antiwar Network will participate in the
counter-inaugural activities in both Washington DC and San
Francisco, and urges everyone who can to come out to make
this big, visible and loud. We will join thousands of others
to send a message against the continuing war on the Iraqi
and Palestinian people, and to demand money for schools and
jobs not war and military recruitment in our schools.
The DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) has called for a permitted
anti-war rally and march from Malcolm X Park to the parade
route. Since the Inaugural parade doesnÕt start till 2:30,
this DC area coalition is hoping that the march can be an
exciting way to kick off the day by marching through the
city. CAN folks who are getting into town before 11:15 AM
will meet up at the park and join the march, and go from the
march to the parade route. ANSWER has gotten a protest
permit for 4th St and Pennsylvania Ave. This is the start
of the parade route, where there is a lot of open space.
Look for the CAN table at both locations.
9:00 AM Malcolm X Park- 16th and Euclid Sts NW--nearest to U
Street and Columbia Heights Metro Stations Directions: Get
on the Metro and get onto the Green Line. Get off at the
Columbia Heights Metro stop. When you walk out of the Metro,
you will be at the corner of 14th and Irving. Go West along
Irving until you run into 16th St, and then take a Left onto
16th. In just a few blocks you will be at the corner of 16th
and Euclid, go into the park and there is the protest. For
more details see bottom of email for logistics for out of
town arrivals from DAWN organizers.
11:15 AM. Permitted march towards the White House down 16th
Street and ending at McPherson Square Park (15th & I Sts) by
approximately at 12:30 PM. Feeder marches organized by
other groups will join the DAWN march at points along
4th St and Pennsylvania Ave on the North side of Penn - On
the parade route at only a couple blocks south of the DAWN
marchÕs end point. The Inaugural Parade doesnÕt start until
2:30 so we should have plenty of time to get to the parade
from the end of the DAWN march.
** IF YOU ARE LOST OR ARRIVE SOMETIME BETWEEN 11 AND 12:30,
CALL CHRISTIAN AT 202-212-3113 to try to hook up with the
*Helpful info from the DAWN list for people coming to DC
from out of town:
The place to park buses is RFK Stadium in DC. The cost to
park a bus is $30 per bus. Then, people will need to take
the Metro from the Stadium/Armory Metro Station. They can
take either a blue line (direction of Franconia/Springfield)
or an orange line (direction of Vienna) to L'Enfant Plaza
Metro, where they will switch to a Green Line train
(direction of Greenbelt). From there, they take that to U
Street. Exit at the 13th Street Exit, walk down U Street to
15th Street. Take 15th Street up a hill to Malcolm X Park
(also known as Meridian Hill Park). The entire trip from RFK
will take an additional 35 minutes.
We are working to see whether people can drop off near
Malcolm X Park directly and then park at RFK. That would be
preferable. It will be part of our discussions with the Park
If you are traveling by car, let me know, because the
logistics should be different for that.
Malcolm X Park is a huge park along 15th and 16th Streets,
and bordered on the north by Euclid Street. We will be in
the upper level of the park. It's official name is Meridian
Hill Park, and that's where you will find it on maps. The
march will go down 16th Street and end at McPherson Square,
approximately at 12:30 PM, where people can do what they
There is also a mass die-in action, details to come. In any
event, from the parade route, there are several places to
access the Metro System back to the Stadium/Armory Metro.
Most likely, you will be near Federal Triangle or Metro
Center, which both have easy rides back.
There is no bus parking at Metro Stations, though buses may
certainly drop you off at one. We expect to have greeters at
RFK Stadium, U Street, and Columbia Heights Metro. We may
also have them at Dupont Circle (which is also walking
distance...albeit a bit longer...to Malcolm X Park).
Groups from out of town should make sure they have listed
their ride listings on http://www.counter-inaugural.org
We also encourage groups that can to come the night before, and
we will help groups arrange their housing needs.
For those traveling by car and arriving the day of our
event, please consider parking at the following Metro
-From I-95 and points South, please consider the
-From I-66, the Vienna Metro
-From I-95, Baltimore and points North, the Greenbelt Metro
-From I-270 and points north and west, the Shady Grove Metro
-From U.S. 50 and points east, the New Carrolton Metro.
All of these metros have plenty of parking.
Those traveling by train will arrive in Union Station,
which is accessible directly to the red line Metro, not too
many stops away.
If you are flying, there are buses and shuttles directly
from Dulles and BWI to Metro Stations. National Airport is
on the Blue and Yellow Lines.
The Metro system is easy to use. For more information, see
We'd strongly suggest arriving early, if you can, because of
possible issues with weather, and because of the early
nature of the events. Don't assume that you will not be able
to find housing.
It's also a weekday in DC, which can lead to heavy issues
with traffic. While some are calling for a general strike,
we don't expect that will take root in DC. Assume that there
will be heavy traffic.
Please direct questions to me at email@example.com
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