Saturday, a crowd that organizers say numbered 400 gathered in Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa for the second rally for Occupy Tampa. They came with their sharpies, torn-up cardboard boxes, and Guy Fawkes masks. They brought paint and sandwiches, water bottles and flyers. They had notepads and iPhones, cameras and audio recorders. Florida heat finally yielded to cooler temperatures under sunny skies, a perfect day for a protest.
"It started in New York, where it started from Spain, where it started from Greece, where it started in the Middle East," said Chris Dorsey, one of the organizers at Occupy Tampa. "It's an evolutionary revolution, responding to needs in real time."
- Arielle Stevenson
- Josh, 22, of New Port Richey joined in his first protest Saturday at Occupy Tampa's Rally at Gaslight Park