Protesters shut down roads, set fire to a gas station in Tampa

Posted at 10:17 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 22:17:04-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Demonstrators in Tampa took to the streets shutting down roads and setting fire to a gas station in Tampa Saturday afternoon.

Protesters shut down the roads around USF and the Busch Gardens, Fox 13 reports.

The crowd gathered at a Mobil station on Busch Blvd. at N. 30th St., where they started looting "setting off fireworks, throwing rocks and bottles," according to Fox 13 in Tampa.

The gas station was set on fire, prompting first responders to close the roads as they worked to control the flames.

Protesters then went to the Tampa Police District Two Office, where they broke the "back windshield of a marked police vehicle," Fox 13 reports.

Tensions continued to flare as crowds charged into a CVS and were seen "coming out with handfuls of merchandise," Fox 13 reports.