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Police outnumber convention protesters by 4-1 in Tampa

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Jordy Yager
The Hill
August 28, 2012

Police outnumbered demonstrators Monday as hundreds took to Tampa’s streets to protest the Republican convention.

Roughly 250 protesters took part in Monday’s “March on the RNC,” a figure dramatically lower than the 5,000 people organizers said would take part in the rally.

Organizers blamed the depressed turnout on Tropical Storm Isaac, which led Republicans to postpone high-profile GOP speakers originally set to take the stage on Monday, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.).

Nearly 1,000 officers were on hand to ensure the rally was peaceful, about four times the number of demonstrators in the streets.

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