LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At NRA National Convention As Hundreds Stage Anti-Gun Protest Die-In Outside

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

A couple hundred protesters staged a “die-in” in downtown Atlanta minutes before President Donald Trump was scheduled to appear Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention.

The NRA, a powerful political advocate for gun rights, has also been a formidable opponent of gun control laws.

Organizers of Friday’s protest, which was held in downtown’s Woodruff Park blocks away from the convention site, was meant to call attention to gun violence and lax controls on the purchase and use of firearms.

The protest, however, took on a decidedly politically tone. “We’re going to have to continue airing our grievances,” said Gerald Griggs with the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, before leading the crowd in a chant of “Flip the 6th.”