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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:46 PM

Protesters Stage 'Die In' in Front of Capitol on Anniversary of Pulse Shooting

Source: The Hill

Activists from across the country staged die-in demonstrations on Tuesday, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a nationwide campaign to protest gun violence and call for comprehensive gun reforms.

Protesters dropped to the ground in front of the Capitol building for 12 minutes - 720 seconds, symbolic of the approximate number of mass shooting victims in the past two years - to illustrate the effect of what they see as "lethal legislative inaction."

"If we don't do monthly demonstrations, the noise goes away," Nurah Abdulhaqq, one of the founders of the National Die-In movement, told The Hill. "If [lawmakers] can sell themselves out with constituents dying, that's pretty sad and they're cowards."

The protest, which drew victims of gun violence as participants, comes on the second anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. The gunman killed 49 before being shot by police, in what was at the time the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history...More..


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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:22 PM

1. K&R

Today was the 2nd anniversary of that horrific event and it was overshadowed by a dog and pony show.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:20 PM

2. Super protesters on this 2nd anniv. of the Pulse nightclub shooting, Orlando.

We can never give up until this scourge is eradicated.

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