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