Black Lives Matter march planned for Tampa on New Year’s Day

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Demonstrators in St. Louis briefly occupied a Metro Police Station Wednesday. Some protesters were pepper-sprayed, according to several videos posted on the Twitter account of a notable Ferguson protester, @deray.

There may be a different tone at a gathering in Tampa Thursday afternoon.

A “Black Lives Matter” march is planned to start in Ybor City and head toward the Tampa Police headquarters near Gaslight Square.

WMNF News interviewed one of the organizers, Tom Scott, pastor of the 34th Street Church of God and the chair of the Tampa Bay Coalition of Clergy. Scott is also a former member of Tampa City Council and Hillsborough County Commission.