Talib Kweli Joins Stand Your Ground Protest In Florida

Talib Kweli Joins Stand Your Ground Protest In Florida

(AllHipHop News) Veteran emcee Talib Kweli joined the ongoing sit-in protests at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee yesterday (August 8). For over three weeks protesters have occupied the state house demanding Governor Rick Scott call a special session of the state legislature to address concerns about the Stand Your Ground law that gained national attention after the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

The #TakeOverFL campaign is being led by the Dream Defenders organization. The group wants the Stand Your Ground law repealed, racial profiling banned, and for state legislators to review zero tolerance policies in schools.

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Kweli became the latest celebrity to visit the site. Harry Belafonte and Jesse Jackson have also traveled to the Capitol to support the Dream Defenders.

Gov. Scott met with some of the protesters on July 18th, but says he has no plans to reconvene the legislature and has publicly supported the Stand You Ground law. He instead called on a statewide “Day of Prayer” to end racial profiling.

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