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Protests at Marco Rubio’s office say focus is on access, not booting him

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio lost leases on his offices in Tampa and Jacksonville in part because of landlord’s impatience with the incessant barrage of protests out front. Is Orlando next? The plaza in front of the downtown Orlando office building housing Rubio’s Central Florida office was the site of another protest Tuesday, as it has been almost every Tuesday this year. This time, it was For Our Future and other groups pressing a combination of state, local and federal liberal…

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From protests to ‘pussy hats,’ Donald Trump resistance brews online

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The revolution may not be televised — but it apparently will be tweeted. And Facebooked. And Instagrammed. Not long after President Donald Trump temporarily barred most people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., social activist Dex Torricke-Barton took to Facebook. “I’m thinking of organizing a rally,” he posted. Within a few hours, more than 1,000 people expressed interest. The resulting protest a week later, in front of San Francisco’s City Hall, drew thousands more. Torricke-Barton is far from…

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Protest marchers take to the streets in St. Petersburg

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Hundreds gathered in St. PetersburgSunday night to send a message to elected officials. Their message: A majority of the people do not support the policies and rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump. And, the people want their local and nationally elected officials to oppose those policies — with an eye to Congressional elections in two years and the next presidential election in four years. “We’re watching,” St. Petersburg resident Elizabeth Pomeroy said. “We’re not going to lay down as he basically destroys…

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Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

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College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil. Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger piece of the pie – and successful protests have been rarer still. But the winds of change buffeting the power structure of college sports are stronger than at any time…

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St. Pete Peace says ‘Peace’ to BayWalk

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According to a post on their website, even St. Pete Peace is giving up on BayWalk: “Due to the dramatic drop in business at BayWalk, we no longer find it to be the best use of our time and energy to continue our monthly protests there. We believe we can reach more people in venues other than BayWalk, but if business at BayWalk increases or there are future attempts to restrict demonstrations on the public sidewalks near BayWalk, we will…

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Now that they’ve helped ruin BayWalk…

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According to a post on their website, even St. Pete Peace is giving up on BayWalk: “Due to the dramatic drop in business at BayWalk, we no longer find it to be the best use of our time and energy to continue our monthly protests there. We believe we can reach more people in venues other than BayWalk, but if business at BayWalk increases or there are future attempts to restrict demonstrations on the public sidewalks near BayWalk, we will…

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