UPDATED, Rise Up Americans, Occupy The House #NoBillNoBreak
UPDATE: More Representatives arrived, it’s estimated there are over 70 Representatives involved in the sit-in. Cameras were ordered turned off by GOP but a few individuals sent out pics and videos.
In an act that may be totally unprecedented in Congressional history, thirty House Democrats are waging a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives demanding a vote on a bill to forbid the sale of guns to terrorists.
The protest was initiated by Georgia representative, John Lewis, ‘‘Rise up Democrats, rise up Americans. We will occupy this chamber.’’ and prompted Republicans to have the C-Span cameras turned off.
This is probably more action in Congress than we’ve seen for the past 10 years.
The sit-in is trending under the hashtag #NoBillNoBreak.