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Photos of the Day: High School Students Rally at Capitol on Gun Policy

The protest as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets demonstrators while attending a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention. Students around the country participated in walkouts on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

As senators heard testimony Wednesday on the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at Parkland, Fla., high school students were outside the Capitol Building  to rally against gun violence.

Several lawmakers joined the students, who were part of a nationwide school walkout seeking action from states and the federal government following the Florida shooting that left 17 dead. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., entered the protest to loud cheers from the students. 

Here’s the protest day in photos from Washington:

 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a press conference with House GOP leadership in the Capitol on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, as a television displays live video from student protests against gun violence. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a press conference with House GOP leadership in the Capitol on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, as a television displays live video from student protests against gun violence. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Demonstrators cheer for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., while attending a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students on March 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Demonstrators cheer for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., while attending a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students on March 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets students while attending a rally on the West Front of the Capitol during a national walkout by students to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES — MARCH 14: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets students while attending a rally on the West Front of the Capitol during a national walkout by students to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Demonstrators attend a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students n on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES — MARCH 14: Demonstrators attend a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students n on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., and Jim Himes, D-Conn., attend a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES — MARCH 14: Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., and Jim Himes, D-Conn., attend a rally on the West Front of the Capitol to call on Congress to act on gun violence prevention during a national walkout by students on March 14, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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