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Standoff At Fla. Capitol Shows No Sign Of Ending

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File photo of a makeshift Trayvon Martin memorial. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of a makeshift Trayvon Martin memorial. (credit: Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The protest gripping the Florida Capitol is showing no signs of ending.

Protesters upset at the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial have remained at the Capitol since July 16. And the numbers of those remaining overnight has been growing.

Protesters say they won’t leave until Gov. Rick Scott calls a special session so legislators can repeal the state’s “stand your ground” law.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday that the state has now spent nearly $46,000 on overtime since the protest began.

The state has spent more than $116,000 on security since the day before the protest started. But that total includes normal security expenses.

Protesters have responded to the news about security costs by asking how much a human life costs.

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