Governor Scott Calls for "Day of Prayer for Unity" on Sunday
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation Friday for a "statewide day of prayer for unity" on Sunday.
The proclamation calls Trayvon Martin's death a tragedy, notes that "emotions are running high" and calls for Floridians to show unity.
Scott met with protesters overnight and defended his position to not amend the controversial "stand your ground" law.
"Tonight, the protesters again asked that I call a special session of the legislature to repeal Florida's 'stand your ground' law," Scott said in a written statement. "I told them I agree with the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, which concurred with the law."
Earlier, Scott said that he mourns with Martin's parents, but that he stands by the findings of the task force, which consulted with citizens and experts.
The protesters are students and members of Dream Defenders, an activist group that participates in civic engagement and promotes nonviolent social change.
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