Protesters gather in downtown Tampa after city lifts curfew

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The City of Tampa has lifted the nightly curfew that was put in place as protests unfolded over the weekend.

The order issued Sunday afternoon required everyone within the city to stay indoors. Essential trips like going to the grocery store or pharmacy, or traveling to and from work were still allowed.

The 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew went into effect on Sunday as protests intensified over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after an officer knelt on his neck.

Tampa police reported a total of 62 arrests – 41 on Saturday and 21 on Sunday – for burglary and disobeying the curfew, among other things. They said the protests were mostly peaceful.

On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters descended on downtown Tampa to make their voices heard. There is no word on any arrests.

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