If you’re looking to join a demonstration or two in the Tampa Bay area over the next several days, you’re in luck – if you oppose the policies of President Donald Trump; the Women’s Marches and a Sarasota anti-Trump rally are this weekend and on Tuesday at USF Tampa you can take swings at a Trump piñata.
WMNF News interviewed William Blake, with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. He is a sophomore math major at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus.
“We’re having a Trump piñata. We’re having a bunch of speeches. We’re going to have a speech about the tax plan, on austerity, and the Muslim ban, the racist tax (law). We did a piñata a few months ago and we had a lot of people out there. It was really fun.”
“It’s going to be right outside of Cooper Hall, which is the center-East of the USF campus.”
And that’s Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
“Yes. It is.”
Are there concerns – Did you get any push-back last time for using a piñata, that that might be seen as using violence against a person?
“No. A lot of people were really into it. I didn’t take any swings. Not that I was opposed to any sort of symbolic violence. But it was because I wanted to let other people voice their outrage.”