US Democrats staged a rare sit-in Wednesday in the House of Representatives, demanding that the Republican-led body vote on gun-control legislation following the Orlando nightclub massacre
Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland in the US, leads a group of about 20 demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a “Toy Gun March” demonstration, organised by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington.
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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall in Washington on April 11 2013. More than 3,300 crosses, stars of David and other religious symbols were planted to remember those affected by gun violence. Clergy from Newtown, Connecticut, will lead a 24-hour vigil to urge the House of Congress to pass tougher gun laws.