Sit-in continues for 7th straight day and night at Florida Capitol

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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:11 am | Updated: 10:15 pm, Mon Sep 9, 2013.

Tallahassee, Fl - A sit-in at the Florida Capitol stretches into a 7th day and night.

A student group called "The Dream Defenders" has been demonstrating since last week's not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

They want Governor Rick Scott to call a special session of the legislature to repeal Florida's stand your ground law.

The governor so far has refused -- and so have the students to leave.

It is estimated the state has run up nearly $98,000 in security costs, due to overtime and the need to have officers present because of the ongoing sit-in.

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  • wilconqr posted at 4:32 pm on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    wilconqr Posts: 1

    The Dream Defenders fronts itself as a human right’s organization; however, it is a communist-leaning political party, no question about it. The group’s website hosts quotes and pictures of Ella Baker, Malcolm X, Delores Huerta, and John Lennon. While Baker was a staunch socialist, the latter three were strong communist sympathizers. As with the NAACP, the Dream Defenders are fighting for not only changes at local and state levels, but for national change as well. They are championed by the Obama administration and other revolutionary left-wing figures such as Louis Farrakhan, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright and James H. Cone. The group’s basic tenets mirror that of black liberation theology and thrive on the existence, real or fabricated, of continuing crises, hence the Trayvon Martin case.

  • Mikmal posted at 7:12 am on Wed, Jul 24, 2013.

    Mikmal Posts: 28

    Enough is enough. These racists are now costing all taxpayers of Florida money for their antics. Clear them out and let them sit outside.



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