Photos from Saturday’s rainy protests in downtown Tampa


Rain couldn't keep Tampa activists from staging some of the largest local George Floyd protests since the 46-year-old Black man was killed underneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay photographer Ashley Dieudonne reported seeing lots of umbrellas and very few police during Saturday marches that were without the spicy exchanges that marred parts of Thursday's demonstrations.

Photographer Lee Trevino said Saturday's route started at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and went south on Ashley Drive before going west on Kennedy Boulevard.

The group then moved back north on N. Boulevard, past the University of Tampa, then east on Cass Street before moving to avoid police by walking north on the Tampa Riverwalk to Water Works Park. A move back east across Tampa and Franklin streets let the group to Florida Avenue, which it took to before everyone reconvened at Curtis Hixon Park. —Ray Roa

06/06/2020 | Photos by Dave Decker, Ashley Dieudonne, Javier Ortiz and Leo Trevino