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Protesters Clash Over Confederate Statue

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

Both sides of the struggle over the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier protested feet away from each other Thursday night. Over 100 people crowded at the foot of the statue with chants, talks and conversation over the statue’s symbolism.

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UF Organizations Protest Outside O’Connell Center

By on December 12th, 2014 | Last updated: December 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

University of Florida Dream Defenders and UF Students for a Democratic Society protested outside O’Connell Center Friday night.

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Protesters In “Black Lives Matter” March Move For Inconvenience And Justice

By on December 9th, 2014 | Last updated: December 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Hundreds of protesters blocked off traffic at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street in Gainesville on Monday evening.

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Protestors Gather at Alachua County Courthouse in Support of Michael Brown

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Interactive: How Do Legislators Feel About Changes To Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law?

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.

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Who Are The Dream Defenders?

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

The Dream Defenders, including UF’s Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin’s 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal, but it’s sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.

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In the News: Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial, Magnet Program Expansion, Dream Defenders, Florida GOP Talks Budget

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

Florida woman jailed for firing ‘warning shot’ at husband wins new trial – A new trial has been ordered for Marissa Alexander, who was given a 20-year prison sentence after firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband. […]

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Dream Defenders Stand Their Ground At United Nations

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

The Dream Defenders have taken the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law to the United Nations with an 8-page shadow report summarizing why the law violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.

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March On Washington’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated In Downtown Gainesville

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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UF Dream Defenders Hold Rally for Trayvon Martin in Gainesville

By on July 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., of District 20, was one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally. During his speech, Watson announced his support for a repeal of the “stand your ground” law.

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