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Democratic Protest Halts Redistricting Debate

| News Service of Florida

A Florida House debate about congressional redistricting was suspended mid-day Thursday as a group of House Democrats protested a plan by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would cut the number of Black-held districts.

Democratic members chanted, “Stop the Black attack,” and sang, “We Shall Overcome,” with some sitting on a state seal at the front of the House chamber.

Debate over a new redistricting map (seen here) in the state legislature turned into a protest on Thurs., April 21.

 

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