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Hundreds of people gather across Tampa Bay to protest after death of George Floyd

Posted at 7:05 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 21:33:02-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Hundreds of people gathered across the Tampa Bay area to protest after the death of George Floyd.

Peaceful protests in Tampa started around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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Later in the day, protesters began to walk in the streets, closing down several roads in Tampa.

The intersection of Fowler and Bruce B Downs shut down Saturday afternoon after hundreds of people were walking in the street.

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This all comes after the death of George Floyd. Derek Chauvin, a now fired Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder on Friday after held a knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite pleas from Floyd and bystanders. Floyd died moments later.