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A police officer shuts the doors to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, as protesters chant in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The sit-in at Mr. Scott's office was organized by Dream Defenders in response to the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
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A police officer shuts the doors to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, as protesters chant in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. The sit-in at Mr. Scott's office was organized by Dream Defenders in response to the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

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