Florida Gov. Rick Scott had a blunt message to protesters who set up camp at the Capitol building and refused to budge unless the governor called a special session on â€œstand-your-groundâ€ laws: No.
The protest group, dubbed â€œDream Defenders,â€ support Trayvon Martinâ€™s family and decry George Zimmermanâ€™s acquittal of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of the 17-year-old.
Protestors began their occupation of the Capitol on Tuesday. They called on the governor to order lawmakers into a special session and repeal the stateâ€™s stand-your-ground law. Late Thursday, Gov. Scott finally met with members, CBS reported.
But at the end of the meeting, which lasted about an hour, he didnâ€™t meet their demands, CBS reported. He said he supported stand-your-ground and refused to call a special session. He also advised them to contact their district representatives to discuss their views of stand-your-ground, and said he was open to their ideas about fighting racial profiling.
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