YBOR CITY - Several hundred protesters marched through Ybor City against what they call an attack on the rights of voters.
That protest, made up of a number of groups, began in Ybor's Centennial Park. Those protesters insist Republicans are behind a number of new voting laws across the country they say will stop many minorities from casting ballots.
"When they talk about protecting against voter fraud, they're really just putting up a smokescreen that's really just an attempt to suppress people's votes to win an election," said Michael Long with Florida Consumer Action Network.
Among that crowd were two members of a group with a very different perspective. John Nelson, with Protect the Polls, says his conservative group believes elections should be fair and open to all citizens, and kept that way under the threat of deadly force.
"We would like the law to be if you suspect someone's committing voter fraud, and you have a legitimate reason to believe it, you can legally pull out your weapon and not face criminal charges to stop it," Nelson said.
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