Rev. Al Sharpton Leads Florida March Against Stand Your Ground

(UPDATED) Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network will be joined by the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, and Attorney Benjamin Crump as they lead a march through Tallahassee on March 10th calling for a repeal of “Stand Your Ground’ laws in Florida.

Nation Action Network Stand Your Ground Rally

Participants are asked to arrive by 9:00 a.m. for the march, which starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St., and ends at the State Capitol at 400 S. Monroe St.

A rally at the State Capitol will immediately follow the march.

Last week, Sharpton joined many others in decrying the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial. In a statement, Sharpton said, “The mistrial further sends a chilling effect to parents in the twenty-three states that have the stand your ground law or laws similar. It requires the civil rights community to head into Florida, which is now ground zero for a national fight to change that law.”

[UPDATE: March 7, 2014 – Overflow parking will be in the city parking lot at the southeast corner of South Bronough and West Madison Streets.  The lot is accessible from South Bronough Street.The rally after the march will be at Walter Park, on the west side of the Capitol building.]

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10 thoughts on “Rev. Al Sharpton Leads Florida March Against Stand Your Ground

    1. Overflow parking will be in the City parking lot located at the southeast corner of South Bronough and West Madison Streets. This lot is accessible from South Bronough Street.

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  1. the elephant in the room that no one talks about is that Jeb Bush signed this bill into law when he was told it was poorly written and should be send back to be written over and correctly.But he chose not too because he wanted to curry favor from the tea party,so he signed this poorly written law.This is from a man who wants to be president and claims he is a different kind of Bush.this need to be hung around his neck.

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  2. I am happy to hear this protest will be taking place and I will be there to support it as well. I only wish I could meet Jordan Davis’s parents and Travon’s parents as I am in the same situation they were in. I probably cried as much as they did when I heard the verdict! Changes MUST be made in the Stand Your ground law! The man who murdered my son, Gary Hembree, is also trying to use “Stand Your ground”

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