It was bound to happen. Every weekend since the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, protesters have hit the streets of St. Petersburg demanding more aggressive action to protect the right to reproductive freedom.
But on Monday, St. Pete also played host to a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration where some folks who love America just the way it is had a problem with their fellow Americans taking part in exactly what this country was founded on: protest over the status quo.
At times, up to 300 protesters took over downtown streets, shouting “No Independence Day when rights are getting stripped away”
and "the people united will never be defeated."
St. Pete Police mostly stood down, and there were no reported incidents of violence.