A children’s choir was told to stop mid-performance while singing the National Anthem at the US Capitol, Capitol Police claim it is a prohibited form of protest.
National Anthem “Offensive?”
Rushingbrook Children’s Choir was told to stop singing the national anthem at Statuary Hall in the US Capitol, but the reason they gave for stopping the performance is baffling.
The children traveled to Washington, D.C. last Friday, May 26th, for a scheduled Capitol tour and had received approval to sing a short set of patriotic songs inside the historic Statuary Hall.
As they sang The Star-Spangled Banner, Capitol Police stopped the show and did not allow the kids to finish the song.
They told the choir director that singing the national anthem at the nation’s Capitol is considered a form of protest and it may offend someone.
Watch the Video
Video of the children’s beautiful singing was posted to Facebook, but at the end of the video, Capitol Police appear to step in to put an end to the patriotic performance.
The Capitol Police did not allow the young children to finish the song and sought to explain to the choir director that singing the national anthem at the nation’s Capitol is considered a form of protest.
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