Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin protesters vow to occupy the Capitol 'as long as it takes'
Posted on 07/26/2013 7:26:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
TALLAHASSEE For the past 12 days and 11 nights, a crowd of college students, young political organizers and even some retirees have been walking the halls of the Florida Capitol, sitting outside Gov. Rick Scott's office and sleeping on the building's hard marble floors.
What brought them here is the death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of the man who shot him, as well as racial profiling and juvenile justice issues highlighted by the death of the 17-year-old Miami boy. And as media attention has grown, so has their number and their resolve not to leave anytime soon.
"I'm prepared to spend a whole month, a whole season," said Ciara Taylor, political director of the grassroots group Dream Defenders, which started the protest. "I'm prepared to be here until next legislative session. I'm prepared to do what it takes, and we're all prepared to do what it takes to win." ....
And Friday, famed singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte joined them and marched into the anteroom of Scott's office with the group's organizers to call for a special session.
"It makes my autumn heart dance like spring," Belafonte, 86, said of the number protesting.
Former Weston-area Sen. Nan Rich, a Democratic candidate for governor, plans to visit the group Saturday, though the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has said she will not be allowed to enter the building because it is closed to the public. However, another legislator could escort her in.
Rich said she was "proud" to support them. "These young people are very idealistic, and they feel this is their way to be a part of the process," she said.
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“I’m prepared to spend a whole month, a whole season,” said Ciara Taylor, political director of the grassroots group Dream Defenders, which started the protest.”
Another professional protester.
Throw them out in the street. It is not the government’s job to babysit these idiots.
So they think jury decisions should be made based on who screams the loudest and protests the most?
And Governor Scott will do nothing.
Typical Republican Pantywaist.
The trail is over. It didn’t even take this long.
BTW: The trial is too... :^)
This is what happens when you don’t get a riot.
I’m not sure which is worse now...
Just kidding. Riots destroy people and property... no question there,
I’m just waiting for them to track down Zimmerman, and get themselves a coil of rope, a horse, and a sturdy nearby tree and be done with it.
These socialism infected race-baiter are costing the taxpayers over 10,000 bucks a day, IIRC.
Jail ‘em and get some of that back in fines.
In this climate anything could happen. Perhaps Obama can then come out and call for calm, since he will have gotten exactly what he wanted and no need to seek justice then.
I saw the videos. A lot of them are already homely.
No law enforcement officers in Florida, eh?
Of course..its the Lib way...It’s all about FEEEEEELINGS.
Oh no....He needs to keep this ginned up to the midterm election!
Sooner or later they run out of food, or can’t pay their cell phone bill.
Then poof: they was gone.
Until it gets cold or fades from the headlines.
With Obamaphones, EBT cards, and transit passes, they can stay as long as we keep paying their bills.
LOL... that’s the only way they can go then. How come leftist women are almost exclusively uglier than the rear end of a pit bull?
No wonder they’re so dead set against bringing kids into this world. It would remind them what they look like.
They were probably bussed in from Madison.
Well, he can try...
Their "ideals" do not include the rule of law, trial by a jury of your peers, and the right to defend your life. They'd probably prefer to live during Stalin's purges.
"I-I-I... bring that camera right over here!"
Professional protesters, I suppose, is a nicer name than Attention Whores.
These freaks are utterly different to black-on-white crime and murder - doesn’t even register on their pea-brains.
Scott is a fool for allowing this s*it in to continue.
Yes. Democracy is mob rule.
Probably a special part of the DOJ budget to pay their bills forever.
Just tell them that if they keep it up, we are going to stage a larger protest and have OJ Simpson declared guilty and sentenced to death because we think he was guilty.
probably all funded by Soros.
Think they would let a conservative group do this?
That’s not funny!
However some moron organization has government $$$ to give these leaches, so they can rape each other and continue the protest.
I left allot out in regards to behavior- better thing’s to do.
When you’re cleaning up with food stamps and unemployment and have an Obama phone, being a pain in the ass on the capitol steps “for as long as it takes” is no big deal. You weren’t doing anything away. Besides, you might be able to score some crack or meth.
Tallahassee in July is a miserable place, at least weather wise if not politically so.
I would think Scott’s chances of being renominated are 95 percent and of being reelected 15 percent.
Indirectly, yes sporos loves this crap.
No conservative groups are all on watch lists because they are dangerous!
SOME OF THEM HAVE LIBERTARIAN BENTS THAT LEAD TO WANTING FREEDOM. AHHHH HOW SCARY!!!!! IT IS ALSO RUMORED THAT MANY OF THEM CAN THINK FOR THEM SELVES, THE OBAMANTION OF THAT.
Shhh don’t tell any one, the nsa is bugging all rotary phones, and their IP transmissions.
That way when they get warnings from other countries about potential threats, they can stop them from planting bombs at marathons.
Oh wait, they were even listening to the saudi bombers phones and still could not catch them, after russia said that they should be watched.
OH OH.. One of them was cleared and went back to saudi arabia!!!!!!
Thank God they are watching us, now they want are passwords????
How long does it take after they have are passwords, before threat’s appear on our accounts, and we are taken, those who disagree with the state.
It'll be interesting if that area ends up in the path of a big hurricane this year.
Want to bet on that?
Even the rare liberal woman that is not ugly on the outside... is ALWAYS ugly on the inside.
I believe that to be true as well.
I honestly couldn’t be with a Liberal woman.
I am down to one liberal friend and I never hear from or see him. I just do not like to be around liberals. That is regardless of gender however! ;-)
Yeah, I agree.
Lynch that creepy-ass cracka.
They ARE professional protestors. This is astroturf to try to get Stand your Ground laws thrown out and just continue the general racial tensions as a side “benefit”.
The rule of law means nothing to some in this country any longer.
Not a problem. Erect one of those tall temporary fences round them, give them a port-a-potty and make a second fence about 50 feet around the first one so nobody can throw them supplies.
Then wait them out, let them leave in handcuffs.