LGBT activists plan to hold a mass die-in to remember those who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting with a mass die-in on the National Mall in Washington, DC on June 12th., the second anniversary of the deadly incident. Organizers will focus on demanding stronger gun control laws and screening for gun ownership.
The event set for 11:00 am will last 12 minutes — 700 seconds to represent the 700 victims who’ve died in mass shootings since the Pulse massacre and will be preceded by a 10:30 a.m. rally for gun reform. Additionally, the event has already inspired die-ins at state capitals and NRA offices around the country.
The idea for the die-in came about just a week and a half ago, when Amanda Fugleberg, a lifelong Orlando resident, and co-founder Frank Kravchuk quickly pulled together proper permitting. Fugleberg also reached out to Parkland survivor-turned-activist David Hogg, who just led a successful die-in protest against a Florida grocery chain for supporting a National Rifle Association-backed candidate. She says Hogg expressed strong support for the idea and helped publicize the event.
A Twitter account for the event has quickly amassed hundreds of followers.
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