The MOVEMENT in the media

St. Petersburg approves buying 500 body cameras for its police force

Tampa Bay Times | Oct 15th, 2020

After six years of hemming and hawing, two pilot programs and a summer of protests against police violence and racial injustice, the city will finally equip its officers with body-worn cameras. Read more...

Out-of-town agitators confront St. Pete BLM protesters

The Weekly Challenger | Oct 16th

Ashley Green, an organizer with Dream Defenders, was recently interviewed on WMNF radio by where she spoke of clashes with right-wing counter-protesters in downtown St Pete. Read more...

Tampa Bay groups pen letters to condemn white supremacy

ABC Action News | Oct 8th, 2020

Two civil rights organizations are teaming up calling for justice and equity. Equality Florida and the Foundation For a Healthy St. Petersburg are also denouncing white supremacy. Read more...

In St. Petersburg, a tense but peaceful night between protest groups

Tampa Bay Times | Oct 4th, 2020

Protesters, bolstered by religious leaders and civil rights groups, held a vigil and silent march Saturday where they condemned white supremacy and vowed to continue demonstrating against racism and police violence. Read more...

St. Pete Peace Protest calls for peace, justice and equity during their 'Rally Against Hate'

ABC Action News | Oct 3rd, 2020

The St. Pete Peace Protest group marked more than 130 days of marching for justice for Black lives on Saturday evening at South Straub Park. Read more...

Despite calls to stay away, out-of-town counter protesters still showed up at the St. Pete Pier last weekend

Creative Loafing | Oct 3rd, 2020

Last week, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman called for out-of-town protesters to stay away from the city over the weekend. That didn’t stop folks with nothing better to do from ignoring Kriseman on Saturday Oct. 3. Read more...

Photos show tense exchange between diners and St. Petersburg protesters

Creative Loafing | Sept 25th, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, after a grand jury decided not to charge the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor, protesters marched down Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Read more...

Gov. DeSantis condemns St. Pete protesters; Mayor Kriseman pushes back

Tampa Bay Times | Sept 25th, 2020

The governor weighs in on a heated exchange between St. Petersburg demonstrators and diners that went viral. Read more...