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Jacksonville shooting: DeSantis booed at vigil for victims of racist attack

Posted on AllSides August 28th, 2023
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2024 Presidential Election, Elections, Ron DeSantis, Jacksonville, Florida, Racism, Shootings

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been loudly booed at a vigil for victims of a racially motivated shooting.

The Republican candidate for president was heckled in Jacksonville, where hundreds gathered on Sunday to remember the three victims of the attack.

He was forced to step back from the microphone before a member of the city council asked the crowd to listen.

"It ain't about parties today," Ju'Coby Pittman said, adding: "A bullet don't know a party."

Mr DeSantis, 44, who has loosened gun laws in the state and faced criticism...

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