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  • Democrats End 25-Hour Plus Protest to Demand House Gun Votes

  • Democrats wanted votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government's no-fly list

, photo: Rep. Chillie Pingree, via AP

23 of June 2016 11:26:19

House Democrats have ended their 25-and-a-half-hour sit-in on the chamber's floor that they've been staging to demand votes on gun control.With just a few interruptions, Democrats commanded the House floor since 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The protest was broadcast live to the world over social media.There are no indications that Republicans — who control the House — have met theDemocrats' demands.Democrats wanted votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government's no-fly list.Still, Democrats are declaring victory anyway.One of the protest leaders, civil rights veteran and Georgia lawmaker John Lewis of Georgia, says: "We are going to win this struggle."



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