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News code: 25806
Published Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018 - 15:23:10
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Gun control activists hold 'die-in' in US

Gun control activists hold 'die-in' in US
World  - Protesters calling for gun control held a “die-in” outside Trump Tower in Chicago on Tuesday.

The demonstration was one of dozens nationwide held to mark the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, where 49 people were killed, The Hill reported.

A 16-year-old activist speaking at the event said that they had written the names of schools affected by shootings in chalk on the sidewalk where the die-in took place, as well as chalking the outlines of bodies.

She added that the art represented the "inaction" of lawmakers on gun control.

Several other students also read poems and spoke at the protest, according to video taken by The Trace, a media outlet focused on gun violence.

Activists in Florida, including students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, held a die-in near Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Tuesday morning. Another event was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Gun control advocates have intensified their activism in the months since the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, with many calling out President Donald Trump and lawmakers over lack of action on gun control.

 

News Code: 25806
Published Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018 - 15:23:10
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