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USA: Women rally for gun rights on Capitol Hill 01:48

USA: Women rally for gun rights on Capitol Hill

United States, Washington D.C
July 8, 2016 at 22:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of fifty women, each representing their state in the U.S, gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C on Friday, to rally for Second Amendment rights, and highlight the 'diversity' of gun owners and 'the rising female demographic' of those buying arms.

The protest was organised by The D.C. Project, a nonpartisian initiative that aims to encourage, according to their manifesto, 'the preservation of America’s gun culture.'

Particpants held signs such as 'Disarming me will not protect me', and 'America, we can't all run and hide'.

The rally took place just one day after 5 police officers were killed after snipers opened fire during a protest against the police killings of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Dallas.

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A group of fifty women, each representing their state in the U.S, gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C on Friday, to rally for Second Amendment rights, and highlight the 'diversity' of gun owners and 'the rising female demographic' of those buying arms.

The protest was organised by The D.C. Project, a nonpartisian initiative that aims to encourage, according to their manifesto, 'the preservation of America’s gun culture.'

Particpants held signs such as 'Disarming me will not protect me', and 'America, we can't all run and hide'.

The rally took place just one day after 5 police officers were killed after snipers opened fire during a protest against the police killings of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Dallas.

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