Watch: 4 from Montgomery Co. arrested in gun protest at House Speaker Ryan’s office

WASHINGTON — Four students from Montgomery County were arrested Friday afternoon after they protested in support of gun control in front of Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional office door.

The students are part of the group MoCo Students for Gun Control, which held a “lie-in” in the hallway in front of Ryan’s office.

In a video posted to social media, officers of the Capitol Police ask the students to leave, and warn them they will be arrested.

The Capitol Police told WTOP that part of the group did in fact leave the hallway, but four remained.

They were charged with misdemeanors.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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