Student protesters have gathered outside the White House this afternoon to stage a lie-in to call for lawmakers to take concrete action on gun control.
The lie-in protest comes just days after the horrific Parkland school shooting and amid calls from student survivors of the shooting making impassioned calls for gun control measures:
Students from the Washington, DC, area stage a "lie-in" outside of the White House to protest inaction on preventing gun violence https://t.co/yu9umVNIgt
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 19, 2018
WATCH: Teens hold "lie-in" protest for gun reform outside of the White House in the wake of Florida school shooting pic.twitter.com/npUwDwn5VD
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 19, 2018
Happening Now: Seventeen DC student lie in front of the White House in solidarity with those students who lost their lives in Parkland, FL last week. Onlookers have also joined them in their silent protest calling for gun reform. pic.twitter.com/2SFA73SHoV
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) February 19, 2018
Students/teenagers are leading a protest outside of the White House. They’re calling on law makers to pass gun legislation to prevent mass shootings. Many students say they’re scared. Concerned their school could be next location of mass shooting @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/klNbdoxVvp
— Meagan Fitzgerald (@MeaganNBCDC) February 19, 2018
Students holding lie-in in front of White House to protest gun violence: pic.twitter.com/yHc2uKNvK5
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) February 19, 2018
You can watch a live stream from Fox 5 DC above.
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