TAMPA, Fla. — Bands of black youths threw rocks and bottles Friday in a second night of violence around a predominantly black housing project where 200 youths went on a rampage Thursday night.
A television photographer, Duane Martin of WTVT, said he was knocked down and kicked in the head by blacks while covering the violence Friday night, but was not hospitalized.
Reporters said at least 14 people had been arrested--most of them juveniles--on charges ranging from battery to destroying property. There were no reports of fires being set like those that broke out Thursday night. Police said the situation was under control.
Four or Five Gangs
Martin reported four or five groups of young blacks numbering 25 to 30 each were roaming the troubled area throwing rocks and bottles. He said one group turned on him while he was filming them.