on Monday, January 20, thousands of people in Virginia (USA) came to the rally. Many of them are armed with rifles and pistols.
the state’s Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of protests. The rally is called “lobby Day” and is an annual event, but this time the situation escalated. The campaign is aimed to support the right to bear arms.
the Governor of the state is a supporter of the Democratic party. In early January of this year, he took several bills on gun control. A state of emergency before the rally is due to the fact that in 2017 a similar event in Charlottesville led to the tragedy. A supporter of the right beliefs drove into a crowd, resulting in one person died and 28 were injured.
human rights group, which organized the rally, said that the action will presumably take part 50 thousand people, reports the BBC.