Trayvon Protest Group To Return To Fla. Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small group of protesters upset by the acquittal of George Zimmerman say they’re returning to the state Capitol.

The group plans to return Monday, repeating their request for Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session and ask legislators to overhaul the state’s self-defense laws. The group refused to leave the Capitol for more than a month this summer after Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

In a statement, the group said their work to end racial profiling is not done.

Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is recommending changes to Capitol security in the wake of the protest. Some of the proposed changes include prohibiting anyone sleeping in public portions of the Capitol and food and drink could not be stored in hallways without prior approval.

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