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Governor Scott meets with Dream Defenders, will not call a special session

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jul 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-22 06:11:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-Governor Scott met with members of the Dream Defenders tonight, and told them he will not call a special session to reexamine Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.

The demonstrators have been camping out at the Capitol for three days and nights. They are calling for the repeal of the Stand Your Ground law in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.   

The Governor says, " I asked to meet with the protestors this evening to personally hear their concerns following the jury's verdict in the zimmerman case. I told the protesters that I agree with the task force on citizen safety and protection -- which concurred with the law.  I also reminded them of their right to share their views with their state legislators and let them know their opinions on the law. I also told them that I plan to call for a statewide day of prayer for unity in florida this Sunday July 21st."

The Dream Defenders say they will continue to fight and will remain at the Capitol until they get what they want.