Tensions run high as counter-protesters march through ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Tampa

Things got heated Saturday afternoon as protesters gathered outside the Tampa police department downtown.

A ‘Back the Blue’ rally began around 11 a.m. with people showing support for officers.

Dozens marched through the streets chanting, “back the blue,” and “blue lives matter.”

Around noon counter-protesters marched across the street shouting things such as “black lives matter.”