Fla. Gov. says no to demands but protest remains
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Protesters upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial are remaining at the Capitol even though Gov. Rick Scott has said no to their demands.
Scott has yet to set foot in the Capitol since a group of young protesters began occupying his office on Tuesday. The small group wants the governor to call a special session and ask legislators to change the state's self-defense laws.
During a Pensacola stop Scott said it was "great" that people were using their free-speech rights. But he would not say if he planned to meet with the protesters.
The governor also maintained his stance that there is no need to change Florida's "stand your ground" law.
Steven Pargett said protesters will "wait" and "wait" for their demands to be met.
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