Protesters were joined Friday by the legendary American civil rights activist and singer Harry Belafonte who is urging other high profile performers to join a Florida boycott apparently kicked off by a Stevie Wonder announcement in Québec City during Le Festival d'été de Québec.
Here is Stevie Wonder telling viewers that he will not perform in Florida until Stand Your Ground is repealed:
Mr. Belafonte praised Mr. Wonder's statement saying, “To boycott is an important thing for people to do; it touches the economic nerve; it touches the way people are sustaining themselves. And if we interrupt the machine; if we interrupt the economic flow, then I think we can make a difference."
Via Miami Herald
Photographer: Phil Sears
"American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, center, reacts as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, bottom left, leads a chant Friday in the Capitol rotunda."
Mr. Belafonte said that he had come down to Florida "to be at the disposal of young people. Not only to tell the history from whence we’ve come; but to talk for a host of artists who are very high profile, a number of leaders who are very high profile, who are waiting to hear, ‘How do we look at a strategy in the immediate future?’”