National die-in planned to mark Pulse anniversary

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Activists are organizing a dramatic die-in to commemorate two years after the mass shooting in Orlando that took 49 lives. The National Die-In will take place in Washington DC, at the National Mall, on June 12 – and with the help of Parkland survivors, it is hoped to attract at least 100 000 participants. One of the event’s founders, Orlando campaigner Amanda Fugleberg, lives 15 minutes from the site of the shooting. She said that the massacre had deeply shaken her. The die-in will last for 12 minutes, with each of the 720 seconds representing a victim who has died in a mass shooting since the Pulse massacre. Fugleberg, who is arranging the die-in with fellow activist Frank Kravchuk, started planning it less than two weeks ago, in conjunction with a march on June 11 in Orlando led by Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf. In the space of 10 days, the campaign has attracted more than 1,000 followers on Twitter, with attention on the event expected to ramp up in the coming days. Being asked about her opinion of gun control law she said: “I’d like to see universal background checks, which right now are not great considering the Pulse shooter was able to acquire guns when he’d been on an FBI watch list.”

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