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House sit-in runs late, loud

In this image from video provided by House Television, House Speaker Paul Ryan stands at the podium as he brings the House into session Wednesday night, June 22, 2016, in Washington. Rebellious Democrats staged an extraordinary all-day sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Ryan when he attempted to restore order as their protest stretched into the night. The sit-in was well into its 10th hour, with Democrats camped out on the floor stopping legislative business in the House, when Ryan stepped to the podium to gavel the House into session and hold votes on routine business. Angry Democrats chanted ?€š€œNo bill, no break!?€š€ and waved pieces of paper with the names of gun victims, continuing their protest in the well of the House even as the House voted on a previously scheduled and unrelated measure to overturn an Obama veto. (House Television via AP) WX120

In this image from video provided by House Television, House Speaker Paul Ryan stands at the podium as he brings the House into session Wednesday night, June 22, 2016, in Washington. Rebellious Democrats staged an extraordinary all-day sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Ryan when he attempted to restore order as their protest stretched into the night. The sit-in was well into its 10th hour, with Democrats camped out on the floor stopping legislative business in the House, when Ryan stepped to the podium to gavel the House into session and hold votes on routine business. Angry Democrats chanted ?€š€œNo bill, no break!?€š€ and waved pieces of paper with the names of gun victims, continuing their protest in the well of the House even as the House voted on a previously scheduled and unrelated measure to overturn an Obama veto. (House Television via AP) WX120

Associated Press

House members demanding a vote on gun-control legislation loudly chant, "No bill, no break'' as House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., brings the chamber into session late Wednesday night. Democrats led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., started a sit-in about 11:30 a.m. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who was presiding, declared the House in recess, which automatically turned off C-SPAN cameras. The protesting lawmakers turned to Facebook Live and Periscope, and C-SPAN picked up their streams. More than 10 hours later, Ryan tried to restore order, but lawmakers holding signs with the names of gun violence victims shouted over him. "We will not leave the floor of this House until this Congress takes action!" said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa. The sit-in appeared likely to continue today. Ryan criticized Democrats for staging "a publicity stunt." Story, 2A

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