This past Wednesday, the Florida AFL-CIO — and other unions from across the state and country — showed their anger toward the Republican Party.
About 200 protestors marched from Brush and Washington Streets to the "free speech zone," focusing on what they perceive as the war on unions that's being waged by the Republican Party.
The makeup of the protest was much different than the ones seen earlier this week. It consisted of middle-aged workers from various trades, and had little involvement from the younger "Occupiers." Putting a twist on the march, the protesters re-enacted scenes from "Romney's America" —: a warning of what they believe will happen if the Romney-Ryan ticket is successful.
The marchers would stop, form a circle, and the leader would yell out a situation like, "Having your voice heard as a worker." Then actors in various costumes would act out an imaginary post-Romney world.
- Joshua Santos
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