A well-organized coalition of students carrying signs and chanting greeted lawmakers at the start of the 60-day legislative session Tuesday morning, urging them to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and amend other laws they say harm minorities.
About 100 “Dream Defenders,” made up of minority students from several Florida universities clad in black T-shirts imprinted with “Can We Dream Together?” in white, lined the fourth floor rotunda of the Capitol. They sang protest songs and chanted “The state is ours!” leading up to and during Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address.
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