The lobby of the governor’s office is an attractive target for sit-ins. On the first floor of the 22-story Capitol, it’s highly visible and symbolically potent. Oftentimes, though, it’s better suited to getting headlines than direct results, as the sit-in over Florida’s “stand your ground” law shows.
The protesters arrived a week ago today, three days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin in Sanford last year. They have vowed not to leave until Gov. Rick Scott calls a special legislative session to repeal the controversial self-defense law.
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