2 Major Marches Canceled in DC

Hurricane Irene leaves many cancellations in its path.

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray cancels march. (Google)

Black America Web is reporting that two major marches have been canceled in D.C. because of the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's office has announced that a rally and march scheduled for Saturday have been called off because of Hurricane Irene. Gray's office and the group D.C. Vote had hoped that the Full Democracy and Freedom rally would help highlight the lack of full voting rights and congressional representation for the city.

Following the rally, the group had planned to join the March for Jobs and Equality, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and radio personality Tom Joyner. Sharpton announced early Friday that the NAN march had also been canceled.

Thursday evening, Harry Johnson, CEO of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation, announced that the formal dedication of the King memorial would be postponed until September or October because of the hurricane, which is expected to bring severe storms to the D.C. area and threatens travel along the Eastern Seaboard.

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