In Its Fourth Week, Talib Kweli Joins
“Stand Your Ground Protest” In Florida
Talib Kweli is among artists and public
figures who have joined “Stand Your
Ground Protest”. In Tallahassee yesterday, veteran rapper Talib Kweli joined the ongoing sit-in protests at the Florida Capitol.
Now in its fourth week, protester shave 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 last year.
Led by the Dream Defenders organization, with the #TakeOverFL campaign, the group wants the Stand Your Ground law repealed, racial profiling banned, and for state legislators to review their zero tolerance policies in schools.
Talib is now the most recent celebrity to visit the site. Harry Belafonte and Jesse Jackson have also made found themselves at the Capitol to show their support for the Dream Defenders.
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