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Monday, July 11, 2016

Protesters hold sit-in at Marco Rubio's Orlando office for 49 victims killed at Pulse

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM

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Almost a month after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse that left 49 dead, protesters are holding a sit-in at U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's Orlando office asking him to take a stand on gun control and against homophobic legislation. 
Robin Harris, one of the leaders of the coalition of local groups, says #SitInForThe49 protesters plan to stay inside the building at 201 S. Orange Ave. for the next 49 hours in honor of those killed at Pulse, who were majority LGBT and Latino. Harris says the group has presented Rubio's office with their demands. 
The sit-in also turned into a #BlackLivesMatter sit-in because some of the attendees were the same people who went to Sunday night's rally.

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