Trayvon Martin Protesters Occupy Florida Governor’s Office

16 Jul

A group of 75 protesters from The Dream Defenders, a group of political activists, have occupied the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott.  In a move called “Take Over Tuesday, the protesters have vowed to stay until a special session of the legislature is called to address the Florida Stand Your Ground Law.  As reported by the Northwest Indiana Gazette, the media created a frenzy over the Stand Your Ground laws after the Trayvon Martin shooting.  Stand your ground was not an issue in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Dream Defenders describes itself as a “. . . human rights organization, directed by Black & Brown youth who confront Inequality & the Criminalizing of our Generation with nonviolent Direct Action and building of collective power in our communities.”

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