Occupy World: The Republican National Convention Under Protest
Occupy protesters are descending on the city, planning to charter in bus-loads of people, and it looks like the city is taking every possible precaution. The authorities are clearing hundreds of jail beds, deploying drones to patrol the sky and making sure protesters remain on close watch.
With help from the weather, dark rain clouds gathered over downtown Tampa, where the Republican National Convention is being held. Why did RNC choose downtown? Who did they think they were going to convince, with Romney’s rap sheet getting longer proving to be the first potential president to be corrupt before being elected), and the Republicans sitting on every proposal that Obama presents, as well as being the party of the elite – those who refuse to pay their taxes.
Some protesters traveled the distance, from the drying Mississippi to make their voice heard.
However, the much needed downpour came, while protesters ran for cover. With the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed west of Tampa) and the issue of state of emergency in Florida by Obama, the numbers were not as expected.
Hundreds of police officers (a 1,000 according to The Hill) and heavily armed members of the Florida National Guard patrolled the streets of downtown. Protesters were required to conduct their rallies and parades in designated areas and along specified routes, none closer than about a half-mile from where Republicans would be gathering.
Well if Romney keeps coming out with stupid statements like: “Unfortunately, a lot of young folks haven’t had the opportunity to really understand how the economy works, and what it takes to put people to work in real jobs, and why we have banks, and what banks do,” to WBTV, what can he expect… honestly!
Unlike previous protests, Tampa Police worked with the organizers of the protes to set up the route – the result was only two arrests – one was arrested for covering his face. The atmosphere was congenial, but the police force ready.Unfortunately, many of the protestors, are still asking for jobs, health, education from the same corrupt system, which is an indication that they are not ready for real change. Yet, there is hope when a protestor wishes to spread awareness that American elections are rigged, and that the system remains the same regardless.
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