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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., October 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Floridians fly, not refugees Last Thursday Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order to fly Floridians stranded in Israel back to the US. However, the Governor says the United States...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, July 13th, 2023

USF community members arrested during protests receive more time to prepare for trial Members of the University of South Florida community who were arrested on campus in March, known as the Tampa 5, were in...

Ten years ago: Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

The first Occupy Tampa demonstration occurred on Saturday, September 24, 2011. WMNF republishes the story ten years later.
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Secret Service visits RNC protester in Florida

The RNC begins Monday in Ohio and a van full of 10 protesters left Friday from St. Petersburg; but one of them received an unexpected visit from the Secret Service as well local law enforcement the...

Videos: 29 Occupy Tampa members arrested while camping in Riverfront Park

Tampa Police say overnight they arrested 29 members of Occupy Tampa in a riverside park west of downtown. Before the arrests about 40 people attempted to camp on a hill inside the park, but many...

Occupy Tampa complies with police order to remove their shade, but vows to stay

Friday morning police told Occupy Tampa to take down parts of their sidewalk camp outside Curtis-Hixon Park. Tables and canopies have been removed, but the protesters are still allowed to stay and sleep. Last Sunday...

Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement for democracy that began on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. A Tampa group began similar protests against financial institutions at...

Veterans for Peace protests the 7th Anniversary of the Iraq War

Military supporters flocked to see the Blue Angels fighter jets swoop and soar around MacDill Air Force Base for the annual air show. But dozens of people gathered near the base to protest the war...

Publix refuses to negotiate with farmworker coalition

Tomato pickers are still lobbying for better wages for farm workers in operations they call modern-day slavery. Last Saturday Tampa residents including University of South Florida students and people of faith protested in front of...

Baywalk protests continue after sidewalk privatization.

Last Friday night 20 people with St. Pete for Peace protested outside the Baywalk shopping center, opposing further privatization of sidewalks in downtown St. Pete. The decision by the St. Petersburg City Council to privatize...

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