Syrians in Lafayette Park

Walking to the Lafayette Park from the Farragut West metro, I wondered why I was seeing so many Syrians with signs walking aside me.

Holy moly.

It was modest as far as demonstrations in this town go. A thousand or so people. Well organized, very orderly. They waved Syrian and U.S. flags, even cheered when playing the U.S. national anthem. Some of it was in Arabic so I’m not sure what it meant.

That’s what I love about Washington. Marathoners blocked roads around Capitol Hill, Syrians demonstrated by the White House and tourists flooded the Tidal Basin to see cherry blossoms. It’s never boring.

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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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