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The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders End Month-Long Protest At State Capitol

A group of protesters upset over the not guilty verdict outcome of the George Zimmerman trial has ended a 31-day long protest at the Florida Capitol.

08/15/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan Vote Drive, But Stay Put In Capitol

The “People’s Session,” a mock legislative session put-on by the protesters still upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, is over but the protesters still don’t plan on leaving the hallway near Scott’s office—and they have also established a new goal.

08/09/2013

Will Weatherford (Source: CBS4)

Florida House Will Hold Hearing On “Stand Your Ground” Law

Even though the chairman clearly stated he doesn’t intent to support any changes to “stand your ground” law, the Florida House has planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial law.

08/02/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Zimmerman Verdict Protesters Hold ‘People’s Session’ At State Capitol

More than two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a group of protesters continue to stand their ground in the hallway near Governor Scott’s office in Tallahassee.

07/31/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald)

Florida’s DJJ Secretary Meets With Protesters In Capitol

About a week after student protesters have situated themselves in a hallway at the state Capitol, Governor Scott, after listening to the protesters last Thursday, asked Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with the activists Monday.

07/23/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders Standoff At Fla. Capitol Shows No Sign Of Ending

Gov. Rick Scott reiterates that he will not call a special legislative session to address the controversial “stand your ground” law but sends his Department of Juvenile Justice secretary to speak with protesters who have been camped out in the Capitol for six days.

CBS Miami–07/22/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Dream Defenders: Day 5 And Not Budging

Day five and they’re not budging or backing down from their cause.

07/20/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Protesters Plan To Stay Locked In Place At State Capitol

For a fourth day in a row, protesters remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol demanding a special legislative session. The protesters said they plan to remain locked in place for the entire weekend.

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source: dreamdefenders.org)

Gov. Scott Plans “Day Of Unity” As Student Protest Continues

The students occupying Gov. Rick Scott’s office waiting area were back to their routine Friday, telling personal stories of experiencing racism, despite Scott refusing their demands Thursday night for a special session about the “stand your ground law.”

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Rejects Call For Special Session In Meeting With Protesters

Gov. Rick Scott rejected a call for a special session on the “stand your ground” law as he met late Thursday with student protesters who have spent most of the past three days camped outside his Capitol office.

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

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