Tampa Standoff: Heated Exchanges As Cops Keep Protesters From Stopping I-275 & I-4 Traffic, Tampa Bay’s Busiest Freeway Interchange

Sep 1

An ongoing encounter between protesters and cops near the on-ramp to I-275, Tampa’s busiest freeway. Officers formed a perimeter encompassing the entire onramp. It appears the protesters want to stop freeway traffic. Protesters are trying to enter the freeway at multiple on-ramps across the city. The standoff is ongoing…

Update 7:45 PM EDT – Curfew in Tampa is 7:30 PM EDT. Police successfully prevented protesters from unlawfully protesting on the freeways. (Today in Minneapolis a trucker nearly plowed a group of protesters on the freeway ). However, protests are ongoing in some parts of Tampa…

Protesters attempting to enter the I-275 & I-4 interchange. As of 6:44 PM EDT, protesters are unsuccessful.