“Mostly peaceful” protests against Saturday night’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial turned violent last night as people carrying signs occupied highways and, after smashing windows, several stores in Oakland, Calif., and elsewhere.

Dream Defenders, “a human rights organization directed by black and brown youth who confront inequality and the criminalizing of our generation with nonviolent direct action and building of collective power in our communities,” today began its occupation of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office, setting up camp alongside members of Florida New Majority and the League of Women Voters.


Charlie Crist’s not here, man.

Protesters have said they aren’t leaving until they meet with the governor to demand a special session to address racial profiling and stand your ground laws. WPEC reports that Scott was in New York today and missed the festivities.