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Progressive groups protest elimination of affirmative action; DEI programs in Florida

Yesterday about a dozen activists gathered in protest of a plethora of changes in education by the Republican supermajority in the Florida state legislature, as well as the US Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action....

University of South Florida protestors face court date, felony charges

Listen: Three of the demonstrators arrested after a protest at the University of South Florida faced their first court date today. Before their arraignment, they rallied with supporters outside the courthouse. About 20 demonstrators demanded...

USF Students protest DeSantis’ attacks on DEI in Florida colleges

Today at the University of South Florida about a dozen students with Students for a Democratic Society protested a law to ban majors and minors in gender studies, Critical Race Theory, and related studies that...
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Tampa Bay SDS has raised more than $40,000 to bail out protesters

Dozens of protesters have been arrested this week during and after demonstrations in the Tampa Bay area and a student-led activist group is raising funds to bail them out. As of noon Wednesday, the GoFundMe...

Mayor Castor makes appearance at George Floyd solidarity protest

Last Saturday afternoon about 1,000 protesters joined with the nationwide Black Lives Matter marches seeking justice for George Floyd. Large sections of Fowler avenue in Temple Terrace were blocked off. Students for a Democratic Society...
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Activists will protest Jon Burge outside Florida funeral home

A former Chicago Police Department commander who went to prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice and one count of perjury relating to accusations of torturing dozens of suspects died recently in Hillsborough County;...
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What do you think of this? Want to bash a Trump piñata? Show up at USF Tuesday

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...
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SDS plans student walkout at USF during Trump inauguration

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday and there will be protesters in Washington, D.C. and across the country; here in Tampa, Students for a Democratic Society...
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Protests in Tampa against Donald Trump election

Dozens of protesters chanted against Donald Trump in Ybor City Wednesday night and at least two more demonstrations are planned in Tampa Thursday evening. Taina Pantoja is with Tampa Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and...
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Tampa Mayor & Police Chief respond to Dallas shootings

Five police officers were killed by gunfire in Dallas Thursday night at a peaceful protest march protesting the shootings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn called a press conference Friday morning...
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Tampa Bay SDS hosts Orlando shooting “speak out” at USF

University of South Florida students will remember the victims of the Orlando shooting with what they’re calling a “speak out” on Friday. It’s being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. WMNF News...
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Students protest USF’s Bill Young building name

Student groups at the University of South Florida are once again ramping up their campaign to get Bill Young’s name taken off a campus building; they say the university should not honor the late member...

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