Women's March Activists Protest the NRA

Nick Kangadis | July 14, 2017
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Organizers of January's Women's March on Washington took to the streets on Friday in order to protest the ads recently released by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Fairfax, Va.

The plan, according to the Women's March Facebook page, was to hold a protest rally in front of the NRA headquarters before marching 17 miles over a two day period from Fairfax to the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

MRCTV was on the scene to cover the rally that preempted the actual march. The NRA had a couple dozen supporters in front of the building hoping for an open dialogue with NRA detractors. However, it seemed as though the protesters had no interest in talking about solutions with the NRA members.

"The NRA, which would more properly be called the Nazi Rifle Association," one activist told MRCTV, "has issued these two videos, which are calling on Trump supporters, to go out and attack people who are criticizing Trump's fascist program."

MRCTV still has no information as to what "fascist" programs the gentleman might have been talking about.

One lifelong NRA member was a little confused as to why the protesters were advocating for free speech, among other things.

"It's amazing," the man said. "They have gathered in a classic First Amendment demonstration to demand that the people in the building behind us suppress their own speech."

Another woman interviewed gave an alternate reason as to why she was attending the event.

"I don't know that this is related," the woman said, "but the other reason that I am here is because Black Lives Matter."

It was an interesting event to say the least. One thing is for sure, there's still a large portion of protesters who turn focused protests into an amalgam of different issues. In the end, these events typically become unfocused and disjointed despite their resolve for the issues of the day.

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