Today hundreds of protesters gathered at Mount Vernon Square to continue the ‘DCFerguson’ movement and draw attention to underrepresented civil rights issues.

According to the event organizers, poor police tactics aren’t only used in places like Ferguson and Baltimore, but DC as well.  “Militarized jump-out tactics” are being used by the Metropolitan Police Department, and it has some protesters concerned.

Eugene Puryear, one of the organizers of the rally, is a former candidate for City Council and an outspoken activist against police brutality.

“We have the ability to bring this system down,” Puryear said.