Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.

“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”

Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.

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<p>Abby Spangler and her daughter Eleanor Spangler Neuchterlein, 16, hold hands as they participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Abby Spangler and her daughter Eleanor Spangler Neuchterlein, 16, hold hands as they participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

<p>Jane Schwartz, 17, of West Springfield, Va., center, screams during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Jane Schwartz, 17, of West Springfield, Va., center, screams during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

<p>Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

<p>Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

<p>Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

<p>Jackson Baer, 17, of Bethesda, Md., right, argues with Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Md., during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Jackson Baer, 17, of Bethesda, Md., right, argues with Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Md., during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

<p>Demonstrators participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Demonstrators participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

<p>Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., speaks with Washington, D.C., area students and supporters as they hold a protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., speaks with Washington, D.C., area students and supporters as they hold a protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

<p>Anna Hurley, 15, of Washington, top, and other demonstrators participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Anna Hurley, 15, of Washington, top, and other demonstrators participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

<p>Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) </p>
Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control

Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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