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'Stop the NRA' March Fizzles

A coalition of left-wing activists held a rally and march in DC,  Thursday afternoon, to "ride a wave of public anger" and "drag the lobbyists out of the shadows."

 From their press release:

Riding a wave of public anger at the Senate’s failure to pass even minimal gun control legislation, a coalition of activists, advocates and campaign finance reformers will lead a march on Washington firearms lobbyists this Thursday, April 25 at NOON. The goal is to drag the lobbyists out of the shadows where they prefer to operate and expose exactly how the National Rifle Association subverts democracy.

The event will begin with a news conference in McPherson Square, where gun violence prevention leaders will lay out the web of influence controlled by the NRA and unveil a new anti-NRA artwork by Shepard Fairey, who produced the most memorable image of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

 The Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering  swung by to watch the protest and march, and take some pictures.

Participating organizations include Public Campaign, Occupy the NRA, CREDO, Every Child Matters, Moveon, United For Change, USA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, The Other 98%, and We Act Radio.

He says a generous estimation of the crowd size would have been about 100 people, including the members of the media who were there to cover the march.

The new Shepard Fairey anti-NRA poster can be seen, here.

To see more pix from the march, head to: Five sad pictures from today’s anti-NRA March.

That's quite a wave of anger they're riding, there.


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