It was to symbolize people who've been hurt or killed by prejudice. The second annual "Die-In" is part of the Day of Silence. According to dayofsilence.org, it's put on by students from across the nation who, "take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools."
"There are people that have to be silent about their sexuality, that's never been the case for me," Explained Tim Reardanz who is a senior at Central High school and a memeber of Youth Seat. "I also have known people that have had problems with this and this is our way of standing up for those who don't have the choice to speak out."
Students would stay on the street for about 20 seconds before the lights turned green.