Parkland shooting survivors, including David Hogg, staged a die-in at Publix after it was revealed that the grocery store chain donated $670,000 over the last three years to Adam Putnam, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who once bragged that he is a “proud NRA sellout.” On the same day of the die-in, a school shooting took place in Indiana. There would have been numerous deaths and injuries if it wasn’t for a science teacher who tackled the shooter even though he was shot three times.
The Parkland survivors laid on the floor to honor of those who were killed in the Florida school shooting. “Hey, hey NRA, how many kids have you killed today?” the students chanted.
Demonstrators holding a die-in at Publix to protest the grocery’s $670,000 campaign donation to support FL gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, a staunch gun rights advocate and self-proclaimed “NRA sellout” pic.twitter.com/ti11zXIqMX
— Joey Roulette (@JRouRouRou) May 25, 2018
Trump supporters then surrounded the teenage shooting survivors and taunted them with chants. It sounds like they’re shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump” but it’s hard to tell.
VIDEO: The die-in protest at Publix in Coral Springs turned into a shouting match between protesters and Trump supporters. @MikeMagsCBS12 is there. Latest at 5. https://t.co/EU0vygBgbG pic.twitter.com/Xa4r08a8x9
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 25, 2018
“Publix can stand with us. They can pull out their half million dollars from Putnam’s campaign and they can double that amount and donate it to the Stoneman Douglas victims fund,” Hogg said at the protest while Trump supporters shouted.
In response, Publix suspended making political contributions as it reevaluates its giving policy. Publix has given money to both parties. Publix has donated $2.1 million to state candidates this election cycle. In the 2016 elections, the supermarket giant gave $3 million.
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