Ron DeSantis had a victory with a recent sit-in at his gubernatorial office that resulted in arrests.
Thomas Kennedy is a known activist who has long stalked DeSantis, he has had to be thrown out of multiple press conferences
Kennedy put out a message on Twitter announcing that he and others were charged with trespassing and they were also banned from the Florida State Capitol Building for a year.
Local news site WTXL has reported this story from Kennedy:
“Multiple people were arrested Wednesday night at the Florida Capitol following a sit-in at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office.
Their goal was to meet with the governor to discuss a legislative session that they say is attacking minority and LGBTQ-plus communities.
The activist group, Dream Defenders, says their rights were under attack during this legislative session.
Rights related to education, voting, housing and more.
In response to bills this session targeting diversity and inclusion, the Dream Defenders staged Wednesday’s sit-in.
Ashley Green, an organizer with the dream defenders says they would rather be spending time in their communities, but they feel the protests are necessary.
‘People are trying to figure out how to pay their electric bill, people are trying to figure out how to put food on the table and we think that’s what our politicians should be focused on, what keeps the lights on and what puts food in people’s mouths, clothes on people’s backs not what can divide us across this country and across this state,’ Green said.”
DeSantis is not trying to divide people, he is trying to protect children at the most basic level. If that issue is divisive, that’s a problem with those who would seek to sexualize and harm children, not those seeking to prevent it.
DeSantis showed that he isn’t going to put up with their temper tantrums.
We were arrested for staging a peaceful sit-in at DeSantis’ office in the Florida Capitol. We were charged with trespassing and banned from the Capitol for a year. We will not be silent while our state is ruined by pay to play politics and people are harmed by hateful laws. https://t.co/RePMWGlv4h
— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) May 4, 2023