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TAMPA — Protesters will be able to demonstrate one block from the Tampa Bay Times Forum during the Republican National Convention, city officials announced Tuesday.
In all, the city will create three protest areas within sight and sound of the Times Forum, meeting a legal standard set by court cases over protests in other cities.
The protest areas will be open to all, no reservations required, 24 hours a day during the Aug. 27-30 convention. They will cover a total of 7 acres — more than at either national political convention in 2008.