Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
The Rotunda Podcast
A sit-in to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting outside of Sen. Rubio's Orlando office.
AP Photo/John Raoux
Ten people were arrested for trespassing Monday night after staging a sit-in inside the lobby of a building housing Sen. Marco Rubio's Orlando office, according to the Orlando Police Department.
"OPD making 10 arrests for trespass after warning, a misdemeanor,” Orlando police tweeted after removing the protesters. “Grateful to peaceful protesters who understand we have a job to do.”
About 60 demonstrators first arrived around 10 a.m. and had planned to stay for 49 hours to remember the 49 people killed last month by a lone gunman in the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. They promoted the hashtag #SitInForThe49 during the demonstration. Read more in POLITICO