Capitol Hill Was Filled With An Army Of Pint Sizes Spartacuses Defy Sledding Ban On The Grounds Of Capitol Hill

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Hundreds of Children sled on Capitol Hill in defiance of a ban by Capitol Hill Police

Hundreds of children conquered the west lawn of Capitol Hill. The kids came to protest a controversial sledding ban on the man-made hills around the U.S. Capitol.

“This is our neighborhood and we want to sled.” -Kate Cummins

Capitol Police have refused to lift the sledding ban. Yesterday’s snow day provided ample opportunity for the children to do what our nation’s forefathers did.

Tim Krepp, a parent who helped the army of Pint-Sized Spartacuses organize the event told The Hill, “This is a great day for sledding and democracy,” 

Krepp said the sledding ban is a “silly problem” that points to the larger issue of dysfunction in Washington and it’s turning into a public relations nightmare for those who oppose sledding and support the ban.

Krepp tells The Hill, “No member of Congress wants to go on the record saying, ‘Yeah, I hate children. Let’s ban this,’ ”

Not all members of Congress support the ban. DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wrote to U.S. Capitol Police Board Chairman Frank Larkin Wednesday calling for an end to the ban.

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