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Group protests Times’ suit against city ***Updated with photos from protest***

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Some are upset about a recent lawsuit opposing the city’s recent ban on street solicitation.

About 35 people waved signs in front of the St. Petersburg Times building Sunday to protest the suit filed by the paper’s parent company against the city of St. Petersburg.

“I just don’t appreciate the Times suing the city for a valid ordinance,” said Jeremiah Rohr, 56, who held a sign saying “Drop the suit or Drop the Times.”

The group congregated between 10 and 11 a.m. on the corner of First Ave South and Fourth Street. A handful of motorists blared their horns as they drove by. Several of the protesters, like Rohr, live in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood, which is west of downtown. Many say they’re fed up with the homeless in their neighborhoods. Continue reading here.

A few pictures from the protest (courtesy of Jim Longstreth):




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