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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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“Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act” Gaining Support

Following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, some Florida students have joined together to call for a “Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act”.

CBS Miami–07/18/2013

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

Dream Defenders “Take Over” Fla. Capitol Demanding Justice For Trayvon

Protests over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case continue in South Florida and across the nation.

07/16/2013

Trayvon Martin Peace Rally

Ft. Lauderdale Pastor To Host Peace Rally In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict

A Ft. Lauderdale pastor is calling on those who take to the streets to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin to do so peacefully.

CBS4–07/16/2013

Trayvon Martin March (Source: CBS4)

Grand Jury Will Not Hear Trayvon Martin Case

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey decided Monday to not use a Grand Jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death.

CBS4–04/09/2012

Senator Marco Rubio

Group Wants Sen. Rubio To Withdraw Support For “Stand Your Ground” Law

A new activist group formed in wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting investigation plans to rally Monday in front of Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Doral to demand that he withdraw his support for the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

04/08/2012

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