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Tampa sets parade route, protest area for Republican National Convention

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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 08:24 PM

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.

Tampa sets parade route, protest area...

The parade routes and protests areas are one block away from the RNC convention based on court rulings from the past DNC and RNC conventions in the past.

The city wanted the parade routes to cross some state owned streets but the state refused there request.

What do you all think of this?
edit on 26-6-2012 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)

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