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Several hundred people walk down Fowler Avenue Saturday morning as part of Crossover Church's prayer walk. [Charlie Frago]
The protests continue a week of demonstrations across Tampa Bay in honor of George Floyd.
1 hour ago• Tampa
Three organizers were arrested or cited by police this week. They believe they were targeted because they’re helping lead demonstrations against police brutality.
Earlier today• Crime
We looked at law enforcement rules. They urge de-escalation but only to a point.
Earlier today• News
The university is investigating online comments by tenured professor Charles Negy and says it will look into his classroom behavior.
Yesterday• Education
U.S. total
New today
Cases
1,897,838
+599
Deaths
109,143
+16
Florida total
Since Thursday
Cases
61,488
+1,305
Deaths
2,745
+54

Last updated 7:01.m. June 6 EDT. The Florida total includes in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, left, talks with protester Ariyan Lennett, 20, of Tampa, right, where a line of protestors had gathered outside of Tampa City Hall on East Kennedy Boulevard on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Two days before, Tampa Police Department Chief Brian Dugan and Mayor Castor took to Facebook Live to tell peaceful protestors to "stay home." Despite the plea, protesters have continued to gather in Tampa to protest the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after he was pinned to the ground by a police officer. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
But a police reform advocacy group says Tampa and St. Pete police departments don’t have policies that require officers to report on coworkers who use inappropriate or excessive force.
Yesterday• The Buzz
These protesters oppose police violence and racism. They didn’t march to get their point across. It was a more sedate affair.
Earlier today• Clearwater
After Saturday’s peaceful protests in Tampa gave way to looting and rioting, police had their hands full with burglary calls.
Yesterday• Hillsborough
The commissioner says "We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.''
Earlier today• Bucs
Zoey Triplett, 9, left, cuddles with her mother, Amy Triplett, 49, center, of Safety Harbor, while attending a peaceful protest organized by the Bless Up organization, on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. At right is Byron Triplett, 53, Zoey's father and Amy's husband. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
Protests continued in Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg on Friday.
Yesterday• News
A view of the Student Union at the University of Central Florida, where Twitter posts by tenured professor Charles Negy have been condemned as racist. [University of Central Florida]
The university is investigating online comments by tenured professor Charles Negy and says it will look into his classroom behavior.
Yesterday• Education

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