More on the protests
After the tepid showing earlier today the scene in Tampa a little bit ago started to get more tense. The two sides met at Tampa and Kennedy. "We are the 99 percent!" the protesters chanted. "This is what $50 million looks like!" Justin George: The rain helped de-escalate the situation. Also? A soft approach. An assistant police chief took a knee to talk to protesters. Kim Wilmath says the cops sang. Meanwhile, over in West Shore, Florida's biggest business district, about 175 people organized by employee-rights advocates protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters. The stupendous photo was taken by Leonora LaPeter Anton. Follow along.