Horseback Protest Gallops Into D.C.

A parade of horses galloped into Washington, D.C. Thursday morning to petition the government for more land control.

The Grass March and Cowboy Express began its trek along the Route 234 and Route 29 corridors at 4 a.m. But when News4's Molette Green caught up with the convoy just before 6 a.m., there was only one rider. He told News4 that he was on his way to meet with a larger group at the Key Bridge.

By the time they crossed into the District, several other riders on horseback had joined the protest.

The group left Bodega Bay, California on Sept. 26, riding 2,800 miles to D.C. to petition the government for more land control in central Nevada and other local communities, according to their website.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said the group could only travel at a pace of about 10 mph.

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