The student-led organization canceled a protest at Disney World out of concern for children. (Reuters)
An activist group canceled their “die-in” event protesting donations of NRA-supported Florida gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. The student-led group, called National Die-In, had scheduled the protest to take place on Walt Disney World property, reports said.
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The group, who formed in response to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Massacre, is working to pass common sense gun control laws, according to the organization’s website. As a form of protest, the organization stages “die-ins” where members lay on the ground of a public space and pretend to be dead.
Last week the group called out Disney on Twitter for donating nearly $1 million to Putnam, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner, who once described himself as an “NRA Sellout.”
Adam Putnam failed to process 350,000 background checks on concealed carry permits and @Disney still supoorts him. Let Disney know you value our lives over NRA money. https://t.co/yytwJ8srmW— National Die-In (@NationalDieIn) June 15, 2018
“Adam Putnam failed to process 350,000 background checks on concealed carry permits and @Disney still supports (sic) him. Let Disney know you value our lives over NRA money,” National Die-In tweeted.
However, the protest originally scheduled for June has now been called off over a concern of traumatizing children, according to the co-founder the gun control advocacy group.
The organization staged a die-in at Publix Supermarket last month. (AP)
“People were saying ‘you’re going to traumatize children,’” said Nurah Abdulhaqq, a Georgia teen who helped start the group, called National Die In. She said she feared a public backlash if the group went forward with the protest, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
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This is not the first time the group has protested Putnam. In May, they staged a die-in at two Publix Supermarkets, who donated $670,000 to Putnam.
Following the stunt, Publix said they would end political donations to the candidate.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.