The rally took place here at the Florida Capitolbuilding in Tallahassee.
At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, a group of Tallahassee activists ledby attorneys Chuck Hobbs, Mutaqee Akbar, Larry D.Simmons Sr. and Ciara Arular marched on the Capitol topresent Scott’s office with a letter.
The letter demands that the Florida Department of LawEnforcement take over the investigation of TrayvonMartin’s murder. Martin was an unarmed teenager killedby neighborhood watch member, George Zimmerman.
They also asked that the governor convene a racialprofiling task force.
Protestors listen on as Governor Rick Scott addressesFloridas “Stand Your Ground" law, which allows citizens toreact to deadly force, with deadly force. According to police,Zimmerman claimed self-defense in the Martin case.
Mutaqee Akbar leads protestors out of the governor’s office,after Scott tells them that the Martin case raises questionstoward the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law and that it is“worth a look.”
Civil rights leaders and community activists head out of theCapitol building to discuss immediate plans and goals.
Ciara “Arula” Taylor, a senior political science student at FAMU,exchanges contact information with fellow students to keepthem abreast on future meetings to combat injustices.
Attorney Chuck Hobbs tells media outlets that Florida may endup like South Carolina, that has yet to recover from economicdistress caused by several black organizations refusing to dobusiness in the state. This resulted from SC officials’ failure totake down the Confederate flag from the SC Statehouse.
Protestors, including FAMU scene design professor RubenArana-Downs, listen attentively as attorneys and civil rightsleaders talk about upcoming protests.
Tallahassee Defense Attorney, Deveron Brown, tells the crowdthat this is only the beginning and the deliverance of justicewill up to the jury, ultimately.
An activist leader announces a huge rally to take place before the CityCouncil meets on Monday March 26th, in Sanford. Protestors wereencouraged to wear hoodies, bring skittles & Arizona Iced Tea; as signs willsay “Do We Look Suspicious?” in regards to information found in the Martincase.