More than 60 student activists staged a sit-in at Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office Tuesday to demand a repeal of the state's Stand Your Ground law, saying they would not leave his office until they have a face-to-face meeting with the governor.
Scott is in New York and isn't scheduled to return until Tuesday night, but the protesters said they would wait in the governor's lobby until his return, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The protesters, named the Dream Defenders, also said they want Scott to call a special legislative session in the state to address racial profiling, zero tolerance policies in schools and the school to prison pipeline. The group is also calling on the state legislature to pass the Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Earlier in the day, AP reporter Brendan Farrington tweeted this picture from Scott's office in Tallahassee: