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Protests

The latest Tampa Bay Times coverage and analysis of the protests against injustice and inequality that were driven by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

  1. Protesters march over the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan following a Juneteenth rally in Cadman Plaza Park, Friday, June 19, 2020, in New York. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
  2. Police arrest newspaper reporter Andrea Sahouri after a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering on May 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
  3. This May 31, 2020 photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested May 29, 2020, in the death that Memorial Day of George Floyd.
  4. The Tampa City Council discussed changes to the city's Citizen Review Board Thursday for several hours.
  1. Black Lives Matter Pasco activist Christina Boneta poses for a portrait with her megaphone on November 21, 2020 Hudson. Boneta has received $2500 in fines for using her megaphone during protests.
  2. Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Watching from afar, some Tampa Bay leaders noticed a contrast with how Black protesters have been treated by law enforcement over the last year.
  3. LeBron James called a prosecutor’s decision not to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in Wisconsin this summer a “blow to the heart and to the gut.”
  4. In this Sept. 4. 2020 image from Kenosha County Court video, Jacob Blake answers questions during a hearing in Kenosha, Wis. A prosecutor announced Tuesday that no charges will be filed against the officer who shot Blake from behind.
  5. Candles mark the area where police in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shot Andre Hill, a 47-year-old Black man.
  6. Charlotte Hornets owner and former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan is a member of the NBA Foundation’s board.
  7. Gwen Berry, pictured, and fencer Race Imboden of the United States were reprimanded by U.S Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland in the summer of 2019 for violating Rule 50, which prohibits inside-the-lines protests at the games, after Berry raised her fist and Imboden kneeled on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games in Peru.
  8. Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores gestures during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens.
  9. Kamari Davis, 5, along with her grandmother, St Petersburg City Council member Deborah Figgs-Sanders, listens during a prayer offered by the Rev. Louis Murphy, Sr. at Saturday's "Enough is Enough" rally against gun violence at the corner of 34th Street S and 18th Avenue S .
  10. In this selfie photo, Antoine Mickle poses with a “Black Lives Matter” flag he put outside his home, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. His homeowners association asked him to take it down, but he has declined. Instead he has filed a federal lawsuit asserting that his civil rights was violated under fair housing laws.
  11. Black Lives Matter Pasco activist Christina Boneta poses for a portrait with her megaphone in Hudson. Boneta has been fined a total of $2,573 in noise ordinance violations by New Port Richey police officers. The Tampa Bay Times found that officers have issued fines to protesters worth thousands.
  12. People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved.
  13. Protesters demonstrate as a Salt Lake City police vehicle burns on May 30. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, who is accused of tossing a combustible substance into the patrol car, prosecutors said in court documents.
  14. Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others at the #MeToo March on Nov. 1, 2017, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. As the #MeToo movement marks the third year since it received global recognition, Burke is working to make sure it remains inclusive and reclaims its original intent: A focus on marginalized voices and experiences.
  15. Trayvon Martin attended high school in Miami-Dade County before he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford. Miami-Dade is naming a street after him near his former school, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High.
  16. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech during his inauguration ceremony Sept. 23 at the Palace of the Independence in Minsk, Belarus. Lukashenko's landslide reelection in the Aug. 9 vote was widely seen as manipulated amid widespread public frustration with the Belarusian leader's 26-year authoritarian rule, his cavalier response to the coronavirus pandemic and the deteriorating economy.
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