Skip to comments.Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters
Posted on 07/26/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Friday called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session to examine the state's self-defense laws after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Protesters have occupied the Capitol since July 15 - or three days after a jury cleared Zimmerman of charges in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The group wants Scott to call a special session so legislators can change the state's contentious "stand your ground" law but Scott has steadfastly refused.
Belafonte - who had never been to Tallahassee previously - joined the protest on Friday afternoon. The 86-year-old celebrity said the sight of the protesters "makes my autumn heart dance like it was spring."
Belafonte said Scott still has a chance to act before the protests intensify and the situation becomes "ungovernable."
"At the moment all of this is governable, all of this is in a place where it can be debated and analyzed and discussed in a very peaceful, calm, productive way," said Belafonte, who first rose to fame during the 1950s.
Belafonte - who has had a history of civic activism for several decades - said he was not predicting violence but said the amount of protests of the state could mount and make the state come to a "grinding halt."
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I certainly hope the jackass stays out of Florida. I want to keep riff raff out of the state.
Nobody would even notice if he visited Florida. LOL!
The country right now is ungovernable, so this "situation" will fit in perfectly.
Harry, just Die-O
LOL, but sarcastically. Buttafonte is a communist. Haven't heard from him lately, but the man is pretty full of hate, spews it.
Scott brought it all upon himself. He caved to the mob instead of standing for the law.
I think he used to be a third baseman for the Mets.
Yeah, absolutely correct. He’s reaping what he sowed. I hope he sucks that Bondi chick down with him. (I’ll regret losing her, she’s cute, but damn what a lousy decision this was!)
None of this chit would have happened if they’d stood up for the law at the time, instead of passing the buck down.
The Banana Boat song Has been berry berry good to me!
oh thats Baseuhball....yes
"Et tu, Chico?"
Sit down you old fool.
I hope when he visits he carries in a bunch of bananas — and we need pictures.
Washed-up, old racist fool.
Very sad that Harry Belafonte needs attention...lol.
Anyone appearing with bellaphony is embracing an outright anti American communist... he was best buds with the now dead chavez.
Scott should have had them removed as soon as they took over his office.
Now they feel entitled to stay. The longer he allows this the weaker he looks.
When daylight come,
take your ass home