Arizona students plan to occupy state Capitol with ‘die-in’ for gun control

Lindsay Schawelson, 18, organizer of Phoenix’s March For Our Lives, speaks up for gun control during the March for Our Lives in Phoenix on March 24, 2018. Cheryl Evans/azcentral.com Students with the March for Our Lives movement said they plan to occupy several buildings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday to demand Gov. Doug Ducey support stricter gun-control laws. Organizers of the student group said they will stage a "die-in" protest, in which they will lie on the ground to simulate deaths from school shootings. "We will be laying down to symbolize the fact that we are literally dying," said Jordan Harb, a 17-year-old student organizer. "People are dying. Thirty-five people are dying every day in this country because politicians, like those here in Arizona, are not taking action." Harb said students will protest unless Ducey agrees to their demands, including requiring background checks for all gun sales. The […]

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