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Standoff Between Zimmerman Protesters, Florida Gov Not Ending Anytime Soon

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Demonstrators attend a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop on July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators attend a ‘Justice For Trayvon’ rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop on July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A standoff between protesters and Gov. Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.

The protesters angered by the verdict In the George Zimmerman trial have spent a week at the Capitol. On Monday, they repeated demands that Scott call a special session and ask legislators repeal Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

The law allows someone to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger.

Scott, however, in a brief availability with reporters said he will not call a special session and that he still supports the state’s self-defense laws.

The governor, however, did direct the head of the Department of Juvenile Justice to meet with protesters to discuss their concerns. They have complained laws dealing with juveniles wind up pushing them into adult prisons.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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