Sharpton’s Busses Don’t Show Up for DC Rally; Marchers Stranded

Yesterday, we criticized the Sharpton-led rally for education in Washington, DC that is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 16. The “Close the Gap” rally purportedly commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision. It looks like the event may be smaller than organizers planned.

From the website of WDAF-TV in Kansas City:

Hundreds of people across the country including in Kansas City were planning to head to Washington D.C. Friday to join in a rally for education. But, instead they’ve been left standing around waiting for buses that never came.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s organization, the National Action Network, organized the “Close the Gap” rally in Washington D.C. on May 16. People from all over the country planned to board buses provided by the group to head to D.C. and rally for children’s education.

This morning dozens of people took off work, packed a lunch and gathered at the local Community Fellowship Church of Jesus Christ in Kansas City. They waited at 6 a.m. for their bus to arrive. But, it never did.

NLPC released a Special Report yesterday titled Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton’s Rise to Respectability by Dr. Carl Horowitz.