5-Day-Long Rally Planned in Downtown Tampa
After moving to West Tampa last December, the 99 percent will briefly return to downtown Tampa this week.
If you work in or frequent downtown Tampa, here's some news you need to know about. The Occupy Tampa movement is making a brief return to downtown streets starting tomorrow.
The group of protesters from Occupy Tampa is planning a 5-day long rally in downtown.
“It's time to remind the City of Tampa that we are still here, and we are not going anywhere! Let's dedicate these 5 days to staying 24/7 and fly signs, go on marches, and remain seen on the busiest road in town, Ashley Drive! This is not illegal so no need to fear arrest,” wrote organizer Tim Sommers on the Facebook page of the public event "5 day protest at Curtis Hixon Sidewalk."
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Occupy Tampa moved from downtown to a private lot — owned by strip club king Joe Redner — in West Tampa last December.
The group plans to meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in front of the Bank of America building on North Tampa Street. The rally will continue until 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, according to the event Facebook page.
The group plans to sleep either on the sidewalk in front of the Bank of America building or on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.