Hip-hop Artist Joins Protest Now In Its 4th Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Talib Kweli is spending the night with a group whose protest at the Florida Capitol is now in its fourth week.

The hip-hop artist said he was encouraged to pay attention to the group by Harry Belafonte. He said when he saw footage of their protest he reached out to them.

The protesters entered the Capitol three days after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The group wants Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session to repeal the state’s “stand your ground law.”

But Scott said he supports the law and has refused the group’s request.

Phillip Agnew, one of the protest organizers, said Thursday the group has no plans to leave, but he joked they may stay “40 days and 40 nights.”

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