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Democrats stream gun control sit-in on Periscope after Republicans turn TV cameras off
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Democrats stream gun control sit-in on Periscope after Republicans turn TV cameras off

by firstsource newsJune 23, 2016

Lawmakers used live-stream video app Periscope and Live to broadcast their protest over gun control, in what TV network calls ‘a first’

Lawmakers turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast a sit-in protest in the House of Representatives on Wednesday after the Speaker’s office switched off the TV cameras inside the chamber.

Live-streaming video has long been a staple of reporting from civil unrest and other areas where bulky TV cameras struggle to reach, but the medium got its shining moment on Capitol Hill – and on C-Span – after the House GOP turned off the TV cameras inside the chamber.

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