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Tampa to protest Trump on Inauguration Day

By Jessica Schwartz

Two protests will be taking place here on Jan. 20.. The first is the Inauguration Day Student Walkout being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The walkout will be at the University of South Florida’s Cooper Hall at 1 p.m. This event is part of a national call for walkouts that are occurring across 23 cities.

For the walkout, Tampa Bay SDS demands: “National SDS demands #EducationForAll: free tuition and equal access to education for Black, Chicano, Latino and specifically undocumented students. We demand sanctuary campuses everywhere, the preservation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and an end to deportations.”

The second protest is being organized by Tampa Anti-War Committee at the Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse in Downtown Tampa, at 6 p.m. The protest is to “Fight Trump’s Agenda” and the racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQIA and anti-worker movement that he represents; to stop the attacks on immigrants and refugees; and to demand President-elect Trump end U.S. wars abroad.

The Tampa Anti-War Committee will hold a General Body Meeting on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss how to move forward organizing under a Trump presidency.

Tampa Bay SDS and Tampa Anti-War Committee can both be found on Facebook. For more information, please message their Facebook pages.

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