- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Family members of people fatally shot by police officers plan to protest a national police shooting contest being held in Albuquerque this weekend.

Erin Boldt, an organizer of the protest, says the five-day contest that starts Saturday glorifies police shootings.

The group is planning to protest at 6 p.m. at Robinson Park in the city’s downtown and march to a nearby hotel where the competition is being held.

A message seeking comment from the National Rifle Association, which puts on the event, was not returned Saturday.

The NRA says on its website that the National Police Shooting Championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and some military law enforcement members.

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