In response to Trump’s election to President people have been protesting and rioting in the streets. A street brawl almost took place in Tampa, Florida but was diffused after police officers intervened. On Thursday evening around 7:30 p.m. protestors walked down East 8th Avenue in Ybor City protesting against he President Elect.
They were walking by many bars and restaurants and the stopped at an Irish Pub where a pub crawl was taking place for members of the Marine Corps. That’s when things started to get out of control. Police created a human blockade between the protestors and the people in the bar. They were all screaming obscenities at one another and throwing up their middle fingers.
The anti Trump protests were screaming, “dump Trump.” All the while the people in the bar were screaming USA, USA over and over again at them. This behavior continued a little while longer until the protestors continued to walk on and move elsewhere. Bargoers yelled to them, “you walked into the wrong bar.”
Jenna Ferreira told WFTS-TV reporter Michael Paludka that,
“People are not going to go down without a fight. A lot of people are feeling marginalized, a lot of people feeling oppressed, they’ve lost hope. But, everybody here is full of love and we are going to fight for our rights.”
“I hope a lot of this rhetoric in the pre-primary election and election cycle I hope that was just a show. I really hope he matures and it’s not as bad as we think it is. But, we are all here because we are scared for the worst.”
Protestors were calmed down and were taken care of when Tampa police had to use street cars and mounted bike patrols to control them. The protestors were attempting to march to the interstate. No arrests or injuries of a kind were reported.