Democrats end 25-hour protest to demand House gun votes

Democrats end 25-hour protest to demand House gun votes

House Democrats have ended their more than 25-hour sit-in on the chamber's floor that they have been staging to demand votes on gun control.

With just a few interruptions, Democrats commanded the House floor since 11.30am on Wednesday. The protest was broadcast live to the world over social media.

There are no indications that Republicans - who control the House - have met the Democrats' demands.

Democrats wanted votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government's no-fly list.

Still, Democrats are declaring victory anyway.

One of the protest leaders, civil rights veteran and Georgia lawmaker John Lewis of Georgia, said: "We are going to win this struggle."

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