Women’s March organizers hold 2nd day of protests against NRA

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Department of Justice on Saturday in the second day of a protest against the NRA. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The protests were organized by members of the Women’s March in response to a controversial video released by the NRA that organizers say suggests a call to arms against communities of color and progressives. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Saturday was the second day of protests against the NRA, this one was outside the Department of Justice in D.C. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers of Saturday’s protest claim the controversial video is a call to arms against communities of color, progressives and opponents of President Donald Trump. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women's March (center), called on the NRA to remove what is being called a controversial video. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women’s March (center), called on the NRA to “take down your dangerous and hate filled video insinuating violence against us.” (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Several hundred protesters attended Saturday's protest outside the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers hoped to get a controversial video posted by the NRA removed, however the NRA has stated it will not remove the video in question. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart). (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The protests were organized by members of the Women's March in response to a controversial video released by the NRA that organizers say suggests a call to arms against communities of color and progressives. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The controversial video posted by the NRA specifically criticized protests that took place in D.C. on Inauguration Day. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters were met by a handful of counter-protesters at Saturday's rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters were met by a handful of counter-protesters at Saturday’s rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Signs from counter-protesters at Saturday's rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Signs from counter-protesters at Saturday’s rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters and counter-protesters outside of the Department of Justice on Saturday, the second day of a protest organized by planers of the Women's March against the NRA. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters and counter-protesters outside of the Department of Justice on Saturday, the second day of a protest organized by planers of the Women’s March against the NRA. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Saturday's protest against the NRA was held outside of the Justice Department, the first day of the protest was held outside of the NRA's headquarters. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Friday was the first day of the protest and was held outside of the NRA’s headquarters. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Day two of the protests were outside of the Department of Justice, but on Friday organizers led hundreds of protesters on a 17-mile march from the NRA's headquarters to the Justice Department. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
On Friday organizers led hundreds of protesters on a 17-mile march from the NRA’s headquarters to the Justice Department. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers hoped to get a controversial video posted by the NRA removed, however the NRA has stated it will not remove the video in question. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers of Saturday’s protest also organized the Women’s March in January, which saw millions of people all across the country take to the streets to protest the Trump Administration. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers of Saturday's protest also organized the Women's March in January, which saw millions of people all across the country take to the streets to protest the Trump Administration. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The Women’s March in January galvanized opponents of President Donald Trump, but the political impact of that rally is still unknown. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Department of Justice on Saturday in the second day of a protest against the NRA. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Saturday was the second day of protests against the NRA, this one was outside the Department of Justice in D.C. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women's March (center), called on the NRA to remove what is being called a controversial video. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Several hundred protesters attended Saturday's protest outside the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
The protests were organized by members of the Women's March in response to a controversial video released by the NRA that organizers say suggests a call to arms against communities of color and progressives. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters were met by a handful of counter-protesters at Saturday's rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Signs from counter-protesters at Saturday's rally outside of the Department of Justice. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Protesters and counter-protesters outside of the Department of Justice on Saturday, the second day of a protest organized by planers of the Women's March against the NRA. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Saturday's protest against the NRA was held outside of the Justice Department, the first day of the protest was held outside of the NRA's headquarters. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Day two of the protests were outside of the Department of Justice, but on Friday organizers led hundreds of protesters on a 17-mile march from the NRA's headquarters to the Justice Department. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers hoped to get a controversial video posted by the NRA removed, however the NRA has stated it will not remove the video in question. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Organizers of Saturday's protest also organized the Women's March in January, which saw millions of people all across the country take to the streets to protest the Trump Administration. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

WASHINGTON — Saturday was day two of a protest against the National Rifle Association. The protests began Friday in front of NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia with the protesters walking 18-miles to the Justice Department in D.C.

They returned to the DOJ for another rally on Saturday morning.

Several hundred protesters, along with a handful of counter-protesters, were on hand for the rally that was organized by members of the Women’s March.

The protests are in response to an NRA video.

“Take down your dangerous and hate filled video insinuating violence against us,” said Kim Russell, an organizer with the Women’s March. “Issue an apology to us and to all Americans.”

The video in question is called the “Violence of Lies.” The video criticizes the violent protests that have been taking place in our country including the ones in D.C. on Inauguration Day.

The co-president of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory, said the video provokes fear and suggests a call to arms against communities of color, progressives and anyone who disagrees with the president’s policies.

In the video, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said the demonstrators “bully and terrorize the law-abiding until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.”

The NRA had issued a second video that states it will not take down the original video.

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