Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Hitchens' Stand With Denmark on Friday

As I posted yesterday, Christopher Hitchens of Slate has asked anyone who wants to join him in a peaceful show of solidarity with Denmark (and, of course, with the principles of our own Constitution). Hitchens has updated his post with the details:
Update, Feb. 22: Thank you all who've written. Please be outside the Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street (off Massachusetts Avenue) between noon and 1 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24. Quietness and calm are the necessities, plus cheerful conversation. Danish flags are good, or posters reading "Stand By Denmark" and any variation on this theme (such as "Buy Carlsberg/ Havarti/ Lego") The response has been astonishing and I know that the Danes are appreciative. But they are an embassy and thus do not of course endorse or comment on any demonstration. Let us hope, however, to set a precedent for other cities and countries. Please pass on this message to friends and colleagues.
That's too short a trigger for me to attend, as I had hoped, but if you're in the area...