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Hundreds mobilize in Tampa in solidarity with Palestine

By Gage Lacharite

October 8 Tampa demonstration supports struggle in Palestine.  | Fight Back! News/Dave Decker

Tampa, FL – On October 8, 300 pro-Palestine protesters lined the intersection of Fowler Avenue and 56th Street in the Tampa area in solidarity with the ongoing fight in Palestine against the Israeli occupation. The crowd was energetic, denouncing the terroristic Israeli government and the massive monetary support from the United States, chanting “Hey Joe Biden can’t you see? Gaza will be free!”

About a dozen Zionist counter-protesters came out. While tensions were sharp, they were eventually escorted to the other side of the street by dozens of cops who were summoned to protect them.

Aida Mackic, who helped organize the event, said “It’s vital to hold demonstrations here in the United States because we can bring attention to the injustices endured by the Palestinian people, and we also remind the world we cannot stand idle in the face of oppression.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took to Twitter to condemn the protest saying that the state of Florida stood resolutely with Israel. In reality, the demonstration proved that Floridians are willing to go to bat to support the people of Palestine in their righteous struggle.

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