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“Dancing Protest” Continues to Increase in Numbers Going on Day Three
Mission, KS—In a town of under 10,000 residents, the so-called “Dancing Protest” has swelled to some 38,000 people entering its third day with no end in sight.
The organization, headed by Darlene Crichton and Mallory Biealieu, has largely refused to speak to the press. Only a release, sent to over 1,000 media outlets last month, states its intent, to “protest a leader who has confused with holding the world in fear for peace.”
This appears to be in response to the President’s speech two months ago in front of a joint session of Congress in which he announced that any and all of enemies of America would “learn that this is a nation that now solves it problems with the cleansing tongues of nuclear fire,” on the year anniversary of the nuclear decimation of North Korea.
The participants appear to be a range of ages—although largely in their late teens through early thirties—and races. The limited quotes that individuals have provided that they come from nearly every state and even some came from other country’s to participate. They echoed the press release’s message that they have no intention to engage in violence of any kind and will disperse when the Congress forces the President to accept that nuclear action should not be determined by him alone. No one has indicated a formal plan to realize this beyond “the passage of a law” making proactive nuclear force an act of war only able to be undertaken by an act of Congress.
The dancers largely are engaging in a style of dance called the “Atomic Bomb,” but others have been doing the “Bop,” the Stanky Leg,” the Dougie,” and even, amongst a group of retirees, “the Charleston.” The only song they seem to be dancing to is “Russians,” an early solo work of the singer Sting.
An large array of lights is activated at night, although they more resemble club lighting than lights for seeing. Residents of several nearby towns have indicated that they can see spotlights and pulsing colored nights coming from Mission from the moment the sun sets until about an hour after sunrise.
With no end in sight, residents admit they are frustrated but neither they nor law enforcement has expressed any interest or plan to disperse the dancing crowd.
Anyone willing to speak for the group or who has information on their internal structure is encouraged to contact this newpaper.