‘Die-in’ protest staged in Atlanta as Trump attends NRA convention

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Protesters staged a 'die-in' demonstration on Friday at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, as US President Donald Trump was due to give a speech at the National Rifle Association (NRA) conference later in the day. Activists lay down on the grass, many of them carrying posters detailing gun violence statistics, and calling for the tightening of gun control laws. Trump is the first sitting president to attend the influential gun lobby event since Ronald Reagan in 1983.