- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police were called to escort guests into an Albuquerque hotel amid protests of a national police shooting contest.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1V3lw0v) that police were called to assist when a 13-year-old girl protesting tried to enter the hotel Saturday evening.

However, no arrests were made and 50 demonstrators continued protesting the National Rifle Association’s National Police Shooting Championships.

Organizers say the five-day contest glorifies police shootings and should not be in a city with a police department undergoing reforms.

City spokeswoman Rhiannon Schroeder says Albuquerque welcomes the opportunity to host law enforcement from around the world.

The city is contracted to host through 2017.

A message seeking comment from the NRA was not immediately returned Sunday.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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