The sit-in demonstration in Gov. Rick Scott‘s office has reached its second day.
More than two dozen student activists, many part of an organization known as the Dream Defenders, spent the night in the building. They plan to stay until Scott calls a special session to re-assess the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, Dream Defenders Director Phillip Agnew said.
The protest comes in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal late Saturday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“With us staying, it shows our dedication, our resilience and how passionate we are about the Travyon Martin case,” said Sherika Shaw, a 25-year-old teacher from North Lauderdale who recently completed her graduate studies at Florida State.