Black Lives Matter Plan a Protest on Bayshore Saturday

June 4, 2020

By: Staff Report

Tampa Bay activists say the protests stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis aren’t over yet.

On Saturday, June 6 at 3 p.m., Black Lives Matter Tampa will host a “protest of police brutality” at Fred Ball Ball, 2621 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa according to their Facebook page.

The organizers say this will be a peaceful protest calling for the “demilitarization of our police force.”

Fowler Ave Black Lives Matter Protest on May 30, 2020

“This is a call on the mayor and sheriff for change in the systematic oppression that runs rampant in this city,” said organizer Elizabeth David on the Black Lives Matter Facebook page. “We’re reiterating the fact that we are going in peace. We want to be heard. We will not destroy, attack or throw things. We will not flood the streets; we will not block traffic. But we will stand and be heard.”

Protesters will meet at Fred Ball Park and then march down the sidewalks on the Tampa Bay side of Bayshore Boulevard Saturday.

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