Democrats end over day long protest demanding House gun vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — House Democrats are officially ending 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 the Democrats’ demands.

Democrats who participated in the protest say they 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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