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WERK for Peace, an organization protesting the lack of action to curb gun violence in the US tried a new angle to stop the violence.
In light of the mass shooting in Orlando, the group set up shop using any means necessary to gain attention.
“We’re out here to send a strong message to Congress: Welcome back, do your jobs,” Phil Attey, co-founder of the D.C. chapter of Gays Against Guns, told the Washington Blade.
Werk for Peace teamed up with D.C. chapters of CODEPINK, a women’s organization for peace, and Gays Against Guns to stage a dance and “die-in” protest.
“Welcome back, Congress. Over 4,500 people died because you didn’t take action,” organizer Firas Nasr vociferated outside the Rayburn House Office Building.
20 activists protested at the Capitol South Metro station and moved to Rayburn, where the first “die-in” happened.
They then staged another “die-in” on the ground at the Independence Avenue entrance before the Capitol, Police asked them to move. They cooperated. Another “die-in” took place before the Supreme Court and Hart Senate Office Building.
The group danced to hits like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” and handed out Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence flyers, which read “While you were out: 4,500 people died from gun violence.”
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