NewsLocal News

Actions

UPDATE: Protestors arrested following gathering outside Gov. DeSantis' office

Raised concerns about legislative session
050323 protesters at florida gov office FvOtsmbXoAEt2ZY.jpeg
Posted at 5:28 PM, May 03, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE: Several protestors were arrested Wednesday evening following a sit-in that took place outside of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' office.

Capitol Police informed protestors the building would close at 7:30 p.m. and any protestors that would remain in the building past that time could be arrested.

—————————————————
INITIAL STORY
Protesters gathered outside the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday to express displeasure towards the governor along with the course of the state's current legislative session.

The protesters are against legislation that targets Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) along with abortion, LGBTQ among other items.

The group, led by the Dream Defenders, began to gather outside Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' office for a sit-in Wednesday afternoon and plan to remain outside the office until the governor meets with them.