The group is demanding that Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan keep the House in session through a planned recess next week, in order to debate and eventually vote on proposed gun-control legislation. “No bill, no break,” the representatives reportedly chanted before taking position on the House floor.

“Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real,” Lewis said in an address just prior to the sit-in. “We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action.”

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