Orlando activists vow to march on despite arrests during recent protests

ORLANDO, Fla. — When the Orange County Sheriff’s Office began releasing body camera footage 11 days after a deputy fatally shot 22-year-old Salaythis Melvin outside the Florida Mall earlier this month, it was a victory for organizers who’d been staging near-daily demonstrations demanding greater transparency about the killing.But their pressure campaign bearing fruit isn’t the only thing protest organizers say has hardened their resolve — so too have arrests of protesters by law enforcement.In late May and June, protesters flooded downtown Orlando by the thousands following the Minneapolis pol…

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