Multiple CodePink protesters interrupted the much-anticipated NRA press conference on Friday morning. At least two protesters donned signs and screamed anti-gun, anti-NRA messages before they were escorted out.
"NRA, stop killing our children. It's the NRA and assault weapons that are killing our children, not armed chil-- not armed teacher," the first protester shouted confusingly.
"The NRA is killing our children! ... They are the perpetrators of the crimes that are taking place in our schools and on our streets!"
A few minutes later, another protester stood up with a different sign and shouted, "The NRA has blood on its hands! Shame on the NRA! Ban assault weapons now!"
Another person, possibly from the press corps, shouted out, "Mr. LaPierre, what's your reaction to this?" a question directed to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre who was delivering the remarks. When LaPierre refused to acknowledge the question, the person remarked disgustedly, "stick to the script."
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Medea Benjamin of CodePink is removed by a secretary personnel as she protests during NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's news conference at the Willard Hotel prior to a news conference the association has scheduled December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. This is the first public appearance that leaders of the gun rights group have made since a 20-year-old man used a popular assault-style rifle to slaughter 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Credit: Getty Images
Video of both interruptions are below:
This story has been updated.