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If the point of Post columnist Courtland Milloy‘s anti-“bike terrorist” diatribe was just trolling, then call it a success.
A D.C. resident started a Facebook group this morning advertising a “a peaceful, safe, law-abiding ride” tomorrow from Dupont Circle to the Post headquarters downtown. Upon arrival, the riders hope to have a conversation with Milloy and his editors about why his column was “dangerous” and should never have been published.
“Are you angry or disappointed that the Washington Post printed Courtland Milloy’s hateful column describing people who choose to bicycle as terrorists and condoning violence against bicyclists?” the Facebook event reads. “I have reached out to Mr. Milloy and his editors to hopefully have a productive discussion when we arrive.”
If you’re interested in a long lunch break tomorrow, the ride starts at 1 p.m. at the Dupont Circle fountain.
And if you haven’t yet read the column, skip it and read the response from Housing Complex’s Aaron Wiener instead.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery