Students stage ‘lie-in’ outside White House to protest lack of gun control

Students stage ‘lie-in’ outside White House to protest lack of gun control

[Ed. – Imitating the snowflakes who held a die-in at Portland State U.]

Seventeen high school students staged a “lie-in” at the White House on Monday to protest the government’s lack of action on gun control and the lives tragically lost as a result.

The students, symbolically representing the number of children and adults killed in the most recent shooting rampage — Wednesday’s Parkland, Fla., school slaughter — lay silently on their backs for three minutes.

They were then joined by about 100 other students, young children and adults.

Other demonstrators stood, holding American flags and signs asking, “Am I next?” One sign inquired, “Is Congress or the NRA making our laws?” After about 15 minutes, the group stood and embraced each other.

President Trump did not come outside to view the protest. He was about 1,000 miles away at his Mar-a-Lago resort and golf club in Palm Beach, Fla.

Gigi Aiken, a lie-in participant, said the group plans to continue to speak out.

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