Protest of Florida's unemployment system planned for Orlando's Lake Eola Park

Statewide demonstrations and rallies are planned for next Wednesday to protest Florida's unemployment system, particularly the spectacularly botched and cruel response to massive numbers of Floridians becoming unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Protests are so far set for Orlando, Tampa and Tallahassee next week.

Sen. Rick Scott's gutting of the state's unemployment system as governor and his set-up of a broken website designed to fail so as to frustrate people right out of applying for benefits, plus Gov. DeSantis' half-hearted attempts to address the problem and with his troubling tendency to lash out at those in need, plus the irrefutable fact that those in need are not getting the money they rightly deserve, equals a full-on failure of state leadership.

Protest the broken and corrupt FLDEO unemployment system in Florida at Lake Eola Park on Wednesday, June 10, starting at 10 a.m.

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