I endorse the idea of a compromise. Let there be two processions. One that wants to be controlled, and one that wants to openly express their emotions in whatever way they, as victims of abuse, feel that they need to.
But, there has been no expression of support of such a concept from silentlambs. It has all been, 'it is our show, our rules.' As long as that is the case, there can be no compromise.
If it were me, I would say: Why not open up the march to anyone who wants to protest the policies of Jehovah's Witnesses? Why the restrictions? If thousands of people showed up, and there was live music, chanting crowds -- maybe even a little tear gas -- so what? The media would say, "Wow, there is a lot of emotion here. We need to find out why..."
A couple of dozen people walking calmly down the street to protest against the Watchtower, as one friend put it, has a name at Bethel. They call it 'Tuesday.' It is no big deal.
Let's make it a big deal. Why not?