Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs activists march in solidarity with those arrested in Orlando listen07/01/11 Seán Kinane, Kate Bradshaw, Beth Bell, Lisa Marzilli
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Today the Tarpon Springs chapter of Food Not Bombs is sharing food and holding a vigil in solidarity with activists in Orlando who have been arrested. Our reporter Kate Bradshaw is live in Tarpon Springs and spoke with activist Nicholas Emery on Last Call with Lisa Marzilli and Beth Bell.
As we’ve been reporting, the City of Orlando’s arrest of Food Not Bombs activists for sharing food has prompted anonymous groups on the web to take non-violent direct cyber action. An email today from Anonymous claims credit for taking down several Orlando websites in the past few days including the Orlando International Airport, Orlando Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Buddy Dyer’s re-election site. In its email, Anonymous demands three things from Orlando: that feeding arrests stop, that Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry is released from custody and that charges for all other Food Not Bombs activists are dropped. Anonymous also says it has emailed millions of people a poster of Mickey Mouse wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.