Protesters gathered Saturday in St. Petersburg in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who was arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter on Friday. Here's everything we saw at the rally.
The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked protests across the country, and Tampa Bay joined in on Saturday.
The day began with largely peaceful, and emotionally-charged, protests and demonstrations in downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Temple Terrace that each drew hundreds of demonstrators.
In St. Pete, a 2 p.m. protest started at City Hall. Past St. Petersburg City Council member Eritha Akile Cainion, a member of the African People's Socialist Party who lost a District 7 seat to Lisa Wheeler-Bowman in 2019, led the crowd through chants before the action moved to Fifth Street and First Avenue N. before stopping at the St. Petersburg police headquarters.