What do you think of this? Want to bash a Trump piñata? Show up at USF Tuesday

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If you’re looking to join a demonstration or two in the Tampa Bay area over the next several days, you’re in luck – if you oppose the policies of President Donald Trump; the Women’s Marches and a Sarasota anti-Trump rally are this weekend and on Tuesday at USF Tampa you can take swings at a Trump piñata.

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WMNF News interviewed William Blake, with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. He is a sophomore math major at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus.

“We’re having a Trump piñata. We’re having a bunch of speeches. We’re going to have a speech about the tax plan, on austerity, and the Muslim ban, the racist tax (law). We did a piñata a few months ago and we had a lot of people out there. It was really fun.”

“It’s going to be right outside of Cooper Hall, which is the center-East of the USF campus.”

And that’s Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

“Yes. It is.”

Are there concerns – Did you get any push-back last time for using a piñata, that that might be seen as using violence against a person?

“No. A lot of people were really into it. I didn’t take any swings. Not that I was opposed to any sort of symbolic violence. But it was because I wanted to let other people voice their outrage.”