July 18th, 2013
09:18 AM ET

Students Protest "Stand Your Ground" at Florida Governor’s office

The fallout continues four days after a six woman jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on grounds of self-defense.

Now a group of student protesters called the Dream Defenders want a special session of the Florida State Legislature called to get rid of the state's "Stand Your Ground law", which they feel is related though it was not argued in the trial, and pass a Trayvon Martin Act.

“For a third day, student activists refuse to leave the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott until they meet with him,” CNN’s Victor Blackwell reports.

Dream Defender Ahmad Abuznaid says, "We'd like the repeal of Stand Your Ground or some type of modification where we can hold people responsible to a level that humanity expects."

Governor Scott responded on Wednesday, “I took advice from the president, we had great people on that debate, and they went around the state and listened about Stand Your Ground laws and they came back and said we shouldn't change it and I agree with them."

But the fallout is widespread well beyond the state of Florida with protests across major U.S. cities calling for action.

“'Justice for Trayvon rallies’ are scheduled in 100 cities Saturday, to urge civil rights charges against George Zimmerman,” Blackwell reports.

Read along at CNN.com as the story develops.

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