Gillum, Levine to Attend Rally for Markeis McGlockton
The Rev. Al Sharpton and Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax will also be at the rally.
CLEARWATER – Two of Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates say they plan to attend this afternoon’s (Aug. 5) “Markeis McGlockton Rally for Justice.”
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine both said they plan to attend the event which is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. John Primitive Baptist Church, 1002 Palmetto St. in Clearwater. Gillum will be accompanied by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax who is campaigning with him.
The rally was announced by the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded in 1991 by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who also plans to be at the rally. The goal of the rally, according to the NAN, is to fight to change Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
Mr. McGlockton, 28, was shot and killed July 19 by Michael Drejka during a dispute over a handicapped parking space. Drejka, who has a concealed carry permit, said he fired in self defense and had no duty to retreat under the soc-called Stand Your Ground law. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has, thus far, refused to file charges saying the law protects Drejka.
Photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, and Philip Levine.
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