DeSantis News Conference Delayed After Protester Taken Out in Handcuffs

DeSantis reiterated request for more monoclonal antibody treatments from federal government

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A protester was handcuffed and escorted out by police before a news conference by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Jacksonville Tuesday.

DeSantis, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo and other officials were holding the news conference at the Department of Health in Duval County in Jacksonville that had been scheduled to begin around 10:15 a.m.

But before the news conference began, a small group of protesters demanded to speak with the governor.

"We're not moving," said activist Ben Frazier, with the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville. "We need to hold this governor accountable."

Frazier was seen being placed in handcuffs and escorted out by police.

Frazier was given a trespass after warning citation from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Once the news conference began, DeSantis reiterated his request that the federal government send more monoclonal antibody treatments to Florida.

The governor made the request at a news conference Monday at Broward Health Medical center.

DeSantis said the state intends to open more monoclonal antibody sites when they receive more treatments from the federal government.

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