Women's March gathered in D.C. for vigil at the Department of Justice

The Women's March held a vigil Saturday outside the Department of Justice. (Photo, Ann Parangot, CNN)

The Women's March held a vigil at the Department of Justice in D.C. on Saturday a day after their march to protest the National Rifle Association's response to the Philando Castile trial verdict.

The vigil started at 10:00 a.m.

The Organization released the following statement concerning their gatherings:

"Since the acquittal of Officer Yanez for shooting and killing Philando Castile in Minnesota, the NRA has failed to make any statement defending the civil rights of Mr. Castile, a law-abiding gun owner who can be heard in video footage clearly notifying the officer that he was carrying a licensed firearm. The NRA claims to stand for the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans, but their silence on Mr. Castile's constitutional right to own a gun betrayed a deep hypocrisy that many joined in calling out."

Castille was shot to death by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop. Castille, who had a permit to carry a gun, informed Yanez that he had it before he was shot five times. Yanez was later acquitted in the case.

Protesters marched 18 miles Friday from the headquarters of the NRA all the way to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

The NRA to DOJ Women's March was a massive rally that actually started outside the Beltway and finished in downtown D.C. Thousands of people were expected to participate.

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