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Screaming Democrats rush stage at Dave Rubin event with Ron DeSantis

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A Democratic candidate for Congress interrupted a live event with BlazeTV host Dave Rubin of "The Rubin Report" and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Florida, Thursday evening, demanding action on gun violence.

Maxwell Alejandro Frost, a March for Our Lives organizer who is running for the Democratic nomination in Florida's 10th Congressional District, stood up and shouted at DeSantis as he was speaking on stage at The Plaza Live, yelling that "Floridians are dying!"

The governor was in the middle of an interview with Rubin, who hosted the event as part of his book tour for "Don't Burn This Country," a book criticizing "woke" left-wing politics and calling for "Americans to live the freest life possible."

"Governor DeSantis, we're losing 100 people a day due to gun violence," Frost said. "We need action on gun violence!"

A video the candidate shared to Twitter shows security personnel escorting him away from the stage and out of the room.

"Hey buddy, nobody wants to hear from you," DeSantis said as Frost exited while the audience booed at the interruption.

"I just asked @GovRonDeSantis to take action on gun violence so we can save lives. That we lose 100 people a day," Frost tweeted Thursday. "His response? 'Nobody wants to hear from you!' We are dying and our Governor is too busy helping @RubinReport make money."

Rubin responded on Twitter, observing that Frost "didn't ask the governor anything."

"He/him/his bum rushed the stage at a sold out event and started yelling. The entire night was about freedom and liberty. Find something better to protest, perhaps. But either way, thanks for buying tickets!" Rubin said.

Other Democratic activists who had planned protests of the event interrupted DeSantis and Rubin to make demands for gun control, Business Insider reports.

A producer for Rubin's BlazeTV show said there were more than six interruptions throughout the night. Videos posted to social media show activists screaming at the governor, demanding "why don't you care about my life?"

Anti-gun activists have made a fevered pitch for gun control after two recent mass shootings at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

DeSantis, who is running for re-election, is not the only GOP official to be heckled by left-wing candidates on the gun issue. Last week in Texas, Democrat Beto O'Rourke disrupted a press briefing on the Uvalde shooting held by Gov. Gregg Abbott (R), demanding new gun control laws.

Earlier Thursday, Rubin had welcomed peaceful protests of his event, provided they did not "interfere" with the proceedings. After it was all said and done, he brushed off the dirsuptions.

“They came. The screamed about a bunch of stuff that had nothing to do with the event and they were escorted out," Rubin told TheBlaze. "Frankly, I think they just need better hobbies, and should look into moving to Seattle or San Francisco.“

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