Protesters

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

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

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Trial Protest Driving Up Security Costs In Tallahassee

Protesters who have taken up residence at the Florida Capitol demonstrating their displeasure at the George Zimmerman trial have racked up extra security costs, State law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

CBS4–07/23/2013

(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

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Denies Demands But Protesters Persist

As a small group of peaceful protesters persist at the state’s Capitol Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott reiterated that he does not have plans to call a session to address Florida’s self-defense laws following the George Zimmerman trial, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

07/17/2013

Protests like this one at a military funeral in 2006 are no longer allowed at funerals in Florida. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Law Expanding Ban On Funeral Protests

Protesters carrying signs that read “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and other spewing similar hatred will no longer be allowed near funerals.

CBS4–04/12/2013

Foreclosure Sign (Source: CBS4)

Police Fear RNC Protesters Will Camp Out On Foreclosures

Tampa-area police are asking residents to keep a watchful eye for people “camping out” on foreclosed or vacant properties.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

(Source: AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Tampa Police To RNC Protesters: We’re Watching You

Tampa police are monitoring Internet chatter and videos that may encourage protesters to cause problems and break laws during the Republican National Convention.

CBS Miami–07/20/2012

Protesters hold signs during march organized by Occupy Boston, in connection with the Occupy Wall Street protest, in front of the Statehouse, Boston, Massachusetts. (Source: AP)

‘Occupy’ Movements Spreading Across S. Florida

Occupy groups in South Florida, specifically Fort Lauderdale and Miami, are joining the ‘Occupy’ movement that’s spreading to cities across America.

CBS4–10/06/2011

Dr. Sara Pizano

Protesters Want Head Of Animal Services Director

Animal welfare advocates chanted and waived signs Tuesday that demanded the firing of Miami-Dade Animal Services Director Sara Pizano.

CBS4–02/15/2011

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