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Protestors crash Gov. Rick Scott's fundraiser in Coral Gables

Protesters appeared in front of the Coral Gables home of Ralph Garcia-Toledo, who was holding a private fundraiser for Governor Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Thursday night,  according to the Miami Economic Sustainability Alliance, which organized the demonstration.

Garcia-Toledo is a local businessman who is active in Miami-Dade politics and has been a strong supporter of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

“Hardworking Miami-Dade residents looking for good jobs, access to affordable healthcare and reliable pubic services can’t afford the required $3,000 minimum contribution to get into the fundraiser to talk to their Governor,” said Fred Frost, the group's vice president in a statement. 

"We want to properly welcome the Governor to Miami-Dade County, a metropolitan region with one of the greatest wealth inequality gaps in the nation,” he added.

(Photos by Miami Herald's Gregory Castillo)



Teresa Alvarez, 82, stands with protesters in front of the house of Ralph Garcia-Toledo in Coral Gables.