Dance Group Stages Flashmob to Protest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
A dance group called Dance for Action staged a flashmob outside of Chuck Schumer’s New York office in protest of “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Inspired by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
“We were really upset at the outcome and so were a lot of our friends,” said Sheila Anozier (pictured below left), a professional dancer who co-organized the flashmob — a group of people who assemble and perform for a short time and then immediately disperse — with friend Marie Philippeaux. (pictured below). “We wanted to do something in action towards the solution of getting rid of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.
“We decided that we needed to do something to take it a step further and to protest in some way, Anozier continued.
“We’ve all been dancing and dancing is the way that we’ve expressed ourselves all these years. We thought we could use dance as a form of protest to apply pressure to the proper people to repeal the law.”
The group chose Schumer’s office as a way of thanking him for his support of the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws.
They have also vowed to boycott the state of Florida.
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