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The Tampa 5 face 10 years for protesting DeSantis – see them speak on their national tour

By staff

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Fight Back! is circulating this statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

The Tampa 5 – Gia Davila, Lauren Pineiro, Laura Rodriguez, Jeanie K, and Chrisley Carpio – are the five Students for a Democratic Society protesters at the University of South Florida who were attacked by campus police and are now facing five to ten years in prison for protesting Governor Ron DeSantis' attacks on diversity programs and all of higher education.

They are currently touring the country to build their fight for justice. Click here to find out when they will be speaking in your area.

The Committee to Stop FBI repression stands firmly against political repression of people's movements, and therefore we believe the demand for justice for the Tampa 5 should be taken up and supported by all progressive people.

We need to demand that the DeSantis-appointed, unelected State Attorney Susan Lopez and Assistant Prosecutor Justin Diaz drop the charges. We need to win this case once and for all and protect the right of the student movement – and all social movements in the United States – to exercise their First Amendment right to free speech and to protest.

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