Activists Prepare National Die-In on Pulse Shooting Anniversary

With the approach of the Pulse shooting’s second anniversary, activists are planning a die-in.

The National Die-In will take place at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on June 12, according to PinkNews. The event will be organized in conjunction with Parkland survivors, with the goal of drawing 100,000 participants.

Amanda Fugleberg, who is helping organize the event, told the Advocate how she was affected by the event that happened 15 minutes away from her.

“It was the first news I saw when I woke up that day and I remember the death toll just rising,” she said. “It brought me to tears to know something like that happened so close.”

The event itself will last 12 minutes, with each of the 720 seconds representing someone who has died in a mass shooting since the Pulse shooting. The event has over 1,200 Twitter followers so far.

Organizers reached out to Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf, who is preparing a protest on June 11, according to the Advocate. He said there is potential to link the events.

The protests will not be the first die-in that was organized because of a Florida mass shooting. Parkland survivor David Hogg organized a protest at a Parkland Publix to stop them from donating to pro-gun gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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