Verdict Protesters Won't Leave Florida Capitol

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Protesters upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial are refusing to leave the Florida State Capitol for a third straight night.

Activists say they will remain in the Capitol until Gov. Rick Scott meets their demand to have legislators revamp the state's self-defense laws.

Scott, a Republican, has been out of town and has said no to a special session. He also has said he does not see a reason to revisit Florida's "stand your ground" law.

The protesters appear to be well-stocked for a lengthy stay.

The Capitol Police so far has been allowing the group to remain in the building hallways overnight.

The group is upset that Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


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