St. Augustine activists stand with Standing Rock

By Gabrielle Garay |¬† As a new day begins, the sun illuminates North Dakota and the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the sixth largest Native American reservation site in the United States. While the sun rises, so do the dozens of people sleeping…

The show must go on: Ringling Bros. Circus protested in Jacksonville

By Sarah Williamson |
Photos by Sarah Williamson

Nearly 50 animal rights activists greeted circus goers this past weekend in protest of the Ringling Brothers arrival at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Students, local activists and law professors lined the sidewalk silently, allowing their signs to gain people’s attention: photos of elephants locked in moving trailers, bulls being dragged and beaten by “bull hooks” and tigers behind bars.

All work and low pay brings protesters to Tampa Bay

By Joshua Santos |
Photo by Joshua Santos

Editor’s Note: The Gargoyle’s Josh Santos is in Tampa covering the Republican National Convention.

Hundreds of protesters from all over the country gathered in Lykes Gaslight Park in Tampa’s downtown district Sunday afternoon. Many came in buses, others found out via Facebook and Twitter, and some just happened to be walking by on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. Yet the majority of the people agreed they were tired of working (in many cases multiple jobs) for little pay.