COPA got national coverage in this AP photo and story on November 22. Members who got a ticket to the Mayor’s event made us visible inside Dealey Plaza at 12:30 pm and pointed to the Grassy Knoll. The attempt by the Mayor and the Sixth Floor Museum to make us invisible and hide our message failed. We got more national and international press coverage this year than at any time in the past.
JFK conspiracy group demonstrates in Dealey Plaza
November 22, 3013
Members of the Coalition of Political Assassinations demonstrate during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy’s motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. Photo: Benny Snyder, AP
DALLAS (AP) — Members of a group that believes John F. Kennedy’s assassination was part of a conspiracy demonstrated during the ceremony in Dealey Plaza on the 50th anniversary of the shooting.
As “America the Beautiful” was sung, several men wearing T-shirts showing Kennedy’s image on the half-dollar coin with a bullet hole and blood gathered toward the back of the standing crowd and silently pointed toward the plaza’s “grassy knoll.”
The T-shirts include the slogan “50 years in denial is enough.”
The group usually gathers on the “grassy knoll” for a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. Some members gathered a few blocks away for their own ceremony.