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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside NRA headquarters

Eighteen protesters were arrested Tuesday morning during a demonstration outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Protesters laid on the ground inside chalk outlines during a “die-in,” with palms painted red to symbolize the blood of those killed by gun violence.

The protesters had spent the night outside the NRA, some with lawn chairs or sleeping bags, in advance of planned civil disobedience Tuesday morning. They chanted “Arrest the NRA” as they marched in support of tougher background checks and the banning of assault weapons.

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