PHOTOS: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, TPD, march alongside Cuban protesters

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Escorted by the Tampa Police Department, thousands of demonstrators marched in support of Cuban citizens alongside Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, Councilman Luis Viera, Rep. Susan Valdes, and other community leaders last Saturday at Al Lopez Park.

"We live in the greatest country in the world and that's what we wish for everyone else," said Mayor Jane Castor to the crowd.  With the help of TPD, protesters then marched south down N Himes Avenue, which was blocked off for traffic.

The protest comes a few days after two Tampa men were arrested under Florida's new anti-riot law, and a little over a year after TPD attacked and arrested BLM protesters for marching down Dale Mabry Highway.—Colin Wolf

07/17/2021 | Photos by Kimberly DeFalco