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Street barriers come down in Harrisburg after small, peaceful gun rights rally

A small group of people rallied on the Capitol steps today in support in support of gun rights. Photo: Maddie Conley

The barricades have come down around downtown Harrisburg, after a brief rally in support of gun rights concluded on the Capitol steps.

Harrisburg placed barriers this morning preventing through access to residential streets in the Capitol area neighborhood.

Last night, Mayor Eric Papenfuse said the city was concerned that a “large number” of groups would rally today, some in opposition to one another. Some of this information was spread through social media. However, that never materialized.

Instead, the main group, Gun Owners of America, held a brief, peaceful rally in favor of gun rights, as it does each year. The event had been officially cancelled. However, a group of protesters still gathered to show support for their cause.

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