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Watch live as House Democrats hold sit-in over gun control vote

Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) has live-streamed the House Democrats' gun-control sit-in on Periscope for more than nine hours. C-SPAN aired his footage, as its cameras were turned off when House majority leaders took a recess .

Peters told the Guardian that he's never used the app before.

“I downloaded it on the House floor, and turned it on,” he said.

By evening, after more than nine hours, House Republicans returned to the chamber and began attempting to end the sit-in by holding votes on unrelated issues. Democrats continued to push for a vote on the gun legislation, chanting, “Give us a vote!”

That didn't stop the House from recessing and shutting down the cameras -- again.

Democrats carried on with their sit-in.


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