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Tampa Protests- Police Blocking Streets

June 2, 2020

By: Staff Report

Heavy police activity in Tampa tonight. Nolan Brown, is in on the ground (that rhymed) in Tampa tonight and has been posting scenes of directional changes in the crowds as well as police.

Tonight’s protest was focused around Franklin Manor as the co-owner made a comment about protesters earlier. The post made by Lanfranco Pescante said, “just shoot them all.” It was in reference to those protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody,

Pescante sent the following statement to The Free Press.

“I sincerely apologize for my comments earlier this week. This is an emotional and heated time in our country and, as someone that has tried to bring people together as a career, the last thing I wish to do is to create more divisiveness. With that said there is no excuse for my actions. Effective immediately, I will step down from my role with Nocturnal Hospitality and I will step away from all venues that I am associated with.”

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