Peaceful Sit-In at Governor Scott’s Office


TALLAHASSEE – With signs held high, and voices in harmony; protestors made their way into Governor Rick Scott’s office Tuesday morning.

The group is waiting to speak with the Governor, who’s in New York. Protestors say they want Rick Scott to call a special session of the legislator to address racial profiling and the Stand Your Ground law.

“He’s the only person that can do that and we believe this is a crisis moment,” said Phillip Agnew.

It’s packed in here as people wait for Governor’s Scott’s arrival. They say they’ll stay here as long as needed.

“Together we are united to ensuring Trayvon’s unjust death was not for nothing,” said Ciara Taylor.

Last Saturday, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Central Florida. Protestors say they will make sure Trayvon’s death was not in vein.

“I’m angry because justice hasn’t been served. I’m anger because a murderer walks free,” said Andrew Arachikavitz.

“As you can see here there’s a great amount of anger about it. We’re here in support of what we’re calling the ‘Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act of 2013,’” said Agnew.

Law enforcement says they’ll keep a close eye on demonstrators to make sure they don’t get out of hand.

“We opened the dialogue early on with the organizers of the protest and we laid out some ground rules that keep us all safe and secure,” said Rick Swearingen.

Protestors say they will stay peaceful as they make plans to camp out in the capitol as long as needed.

More than 100 rallies are expected nationwide this Saturday as a result of the acquittal of George Zimmerman.


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