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Dream Defenders "sit-in" Capitol throughout 2nd weekend

Posted at 11:30 PM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 20:29:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--It's been more than 200 hours since the Dream Defenders begin their sit-in here at the Capitol.

"There has been so much emotion and so much hunger for some sort of justice for some sort of hope," said Steven Pargett.

Steven Pargett represents the Dream Defenders who have declared a take over on Florida wanting justice for Trayvon Martin.

"We're here and we're trying to take the conversation to new levels now that everybody's supporting and everybody's watching. This is about Trayvon," said Pargett.

They also want the stand your ground law repealed, implement "Trayvon's law," and put end to children going to prison and racial profiling.

That's a message little 10-year old Jamya Peeples says she hopes the governor understands.

"I want to stop children black like me from getting into jail or prison, so I want to stop the school to prison pipeline," said Jamya.

The Miami sister of 6 says she's joining the demonstrators so her sisters and brothers won't become the next Trayvon Martin.

"You don't want it to ever be another Trayvon Martin? No," said Jamya.

Dozens of supporters will be sleeping here at the Capitol without air-conditioning since its shut off of on weekends, but they say its all worth it.

"It's not comfortable here, even when the ac is on but that doesn't change our dedication," said Pargett.