TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Famed singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte is calling on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who have been at the Capitol for nearly two weeks.
Protesters upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman want Scott to call a special session so legislators can alter the state's self-defense laws. Scott has refused.
Belafonte said Friday that Scott still has a chance to act before the protests intensify and the situation becomes "ungovernable."
Belafonte, who has never visited Tallahassee before, was part of a large contingent that was chanting and singing in the hallway outside the governor's office.
Law-enforcement reports showed that 86 people spent the night in the Capitol as part of the protest. Protesters say they are prepared to continue their standoff for weeks.