Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has stopped the group Dream Defenders who are occupying the Capitol from receiving food deliveries this weekend. Dream Defenders has been holed up in the Capitol building for thirteen days demanding reforms that they call “Trayvon’s Law,” such as a reversal of Stand Your Ground laws and and an end to police profiling.
On Friday at 5 p.m., the doors were locked and while protesters were free to leave, nobody was allowed to reenter the building until Monday morning. Last weekend, the air conditioning was cut, as is normal on the weekend, but protesters were able to get food brought in.
This weekend, the group had its biggest crowd so far, including protesters that came by bus from places as far away as Philadelphia and Baltimore. Some of those protestors left as scheduled, leaving about 50 Dream Defenders protestors camped out in the Capitol.