16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Obama and the Counter-Protesters

The March 2018 March for Our Lives in Washington, DC saw thousands or protesters arrive in Washington in a show of support for more comprehensive gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. This protester holding a sign referencing a common right-wing conspiracy theory that former President Obama wanted to fully disarm the US populace can be seen in front of the counter-protesters. Many of the counter-protesters appeared to be militia and came in full tactical gear.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: DSC-W800
Copyright: © Jonathan Williams