Caught on camera: Rally against the NSA

FU NSA in front of Tampa Federal Courthouse

Members of Occupy Tampa hold signs outside of the Federal Building in downtown Tampa on Friday afternoon.

Dozens of people gathered across the street from the Federal Building in downtown Tampa on Friday afternoon to rally against the allegations that the National Security Agency is using the Internet and other technology to spy on U.S. citizens. The building houses Sen. Bill Nelson's local district office. According to organizers Sen. Nelson voted for the establishment of the Prism program. It was revealed last week that Prism, code name for a program surreptitiously collecting information via the Internet worldwide, was being used by the NSA. Participants from several organizations including Occupy Tampa, Veterans for Peace and St. Pete for Peace showed up for the demonstration.

Demonstrators across the street from the Tampa Federal Courthouse under Kress Building awning

Demonstrators across the street from the Tampa Federal Courthouse under Kress Building awning held signs protesting the NSA, Sen. Bill Nelson, and advocating for the release of Bradley Manning who was arrested in 2010 for releasing classified information to the website Wikileaks.

Occupy TAmpa members rally across from Fedral Courthouse

Occupy Tampa members rally across from Federal Building and hold signs of protest for the cars passing by on Florida Avenue.