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Community advocate worries anti-riot law could bring division if not enforced equally

Protesters fighting for Cuba in Fort Myers blocked I-75 on Tuesday night. In Miami, they blocked the Palmetto Expressway. Both are illegal under Florida’s new anti-riot law but law enforcement stood down. One important section of the anti-riot law grants immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road. Only two people were arrested […]

SWFL takes to the streets to demonstrate solidarity with protesters in Cuba

Thousands of protesters spread out across Southwest Florida in solidarity with Cuban citizens Tuesday from Port Charlotte to Naples. Protesters also gathered in Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers and Clewiston. Major roads were blocked off for several hours Tuesday night as protesters walked the streets in the downtown areas of Fort Myers and […]


Driver arrested after car plows into Manhattan protesters

A woman who plowed her car into protesters Friday in New York City, injuring six of them, has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, police said. Kathleen Casillo, 52, was released from custody after being given a notice to appear in court at a later date, police said. A message seeking comment was left […]

Over 1,000 protesters gather in East Naples, hundreds march downtown

Hundreds of people walked down 5th Avenue in downtown Naples Wednesday night during a Black Lives Matter protest. These were protesters originally gathered at the Collier County courthouse in East Naples, who then marched together to the downtown area. More than 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Collier County courthouse in East Naples during the daytime […]

Large group of protesters demonstrate in downtown Fort Myers

A large group of protesters gathered in front of Fort Myers Police Department headquarters in downtown Fort Myers Friday before marching throughout the downtown area. Protesters could be heard chanting, “Black lives what? Black lives matter. Black lives what? Black lives matter.” Dozens of people spoke in the center of a crowd and then came […]

Protesters demonstrate in downtown Naples and at Collier courthouse

We followed protesters who began marching from the Collier County courthouse in East Naples and went into downtown Naples Monday. Law enforcement monitored the activity of protesters into the night. Our crew watched arrests made by law enforcement during the march. Protesters told us they wanted their activity to stay peaceful. But there was a […]