TAMPA, Fla. -- A Black Lives Matter protest at Hyde Park in Tampa ended at the Orient Road jail, with people demanding the release of a protester who was arrested by Tampa police Saturday night.
The protester who was arrested, Jason Flores, was released from jail Sunday morning. Dream Defenders were there to bond him out. Flores' charges include unlawful assembly, resisting an officer without violence, criminal mischief, and obstructing the road.
What You Need To Know
- Protester arrested after jumping on hood of moving car
- Driver was trying to get through a crowd of protesters
- Driver said group crowded his vehicle, broke windshield
- Driver drove off with man on hood; was not arrested
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said a driver attempted to drive through a crowd of protesters near 2100 Swan Avenue, when protesters, according to the driver, crowded his vehicle and broke his windshield. He also said a protester jumped on the hood of his car.
Police said the driver continued to drive off with the protester on his hood.
Video of the incident was captured, showing the moment the car drove through the protesters and the moment Flores got on the hood of the car.
After the incident, police arrested Flores, but not the driver. Which caused people to protest at the jail later that night, at one point rattling and damaging the Sally Port Gate.
The driver has not been identified and it's unclear if he will face any charges. Tampa police are still reviewing various video clips of the incident.