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Tampa students stand with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – On Monday, February 19, around 15 students gathered in front of the University of South Florida Library to participate in an emergency protest in response to the recent Israeli ground assault in Rafah.

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Tampa students protest attacks on immigrants. | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – On Wednesday February 14, as part of National Students for a Democratic Society’s Day of Action against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s attacks on immigrants, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society held a banner drop in the University of South Florida’s Student Center.

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By Simon Rowe

Tampa flight attendants on the picket line for a decent contract.  | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – On February 13, over 40 flight attendants and their supporters picketed at the Tampa International Airport. This was part of a worldwide day of action held by the Association of Flight Attendants and Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which saw pickets at more than 30 airports across the country.

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Tampa students stand with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – On Monday, February 5, around 35 students gathered in front of the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center to participate in a protest held by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) for the National Week of Action in solidarity with Palestine.

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Tampa, FL – On Tuesday, January 16, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied in front of the University of South Florida’s library as part of SDS’s National Day of Action for Yemen.

Around 20 community members and students gathered demanding an end to U.S. attacks on Yemen and an end to U.S. aid to Israel. The protest came in response to the January 12 U.S.-British missile strikes on Yemen.

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Tampa, FL- Hundreds of people in Tampa participated in the National Week of Action to End the Israeli Genocide of Gaza from January 1 – 7. Tampa community members took part in daily political actions aimed at spreading awareness about the ongoing genocide in Gaza and building a movement in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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Members of the Tampa 5 speaking outside the courthouse. | Fight Back! News/staff

Fight Back New Service is circulating the following statement from the Emergency Committee to Defend the Tampa 5.

The Tampa 5 are proud to announce a great victory: their misdemeanor and felony charges will be dropped! This victory was made possible by months of mobilizations of people across the state of Florida, and even across the entire country, in defense of the Tampa 5. It is because of the bravery of students and youth protesters coming out for diversity and for student protest, that these five members of Students for a Democratic Society protesters will not see a single day in prison.

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Tampa protest in solidarity with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – Nearly 1000 people came out in the blazing sun and heat on Saturday, November 11 to stand in solidarity with Palestine as the Zionist butchers continue their assault on Gaza, leaving thousands of civilians dead, including 4500 children.

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Group of protestors congregate. Some wave Palestinian flags, some wear kuffiyas, somehave signs saying "Free Palestine" or "End Israeli Occupation & Apartheid"

Tampa, FL – Over 1000 protesters congregated at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, October 29, in solidarity with the ongoing struggle in Palestine. Demonstrators led a march along the Tampa Riverwalk. Protesters chanted “Hey Biden can’t you see? Bibi’s on a killing spree!”

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By Gage Lacharite

Students protest university funding of Israeli apartheid. | Fight Back! News/staff

Tampa, FL – Students at the University of South Florida demonstrated their opposition to the ongoing bombing of Gaza on Thursday, October 26. 75 students representing a slew of organizations marched across campus from a busy intersection across from the administrative building, over to a plaza near the student center, chanting “Free Palestine” and “Hey USF you can’t hide! You are funding genocide!”

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