Coalition to March on the RNC granted parade permit for first day of Republican Convention in Tampa07/12/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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The Coalition to March on the RNC announced today it had received a permit from Tampa to march along the cityâ€™s designated parade route on the first morning of next monthâ€™s Republican National Convention.
At 10 a.m. on Monday August 27 groups will gather at Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Ave. About a half-mile away they'll march along the 11-block official parade route. It ends three blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the convention. Thatâ€™s where one of the designated protest areas is. The city is calling the fenced parking lot a â€œpublic viewing area.â€ At recent conventions similar areas have been called â€œfree speech zones.â€
Other groups, like Occupy Tampa and ResistRNC have said they would not apply for permits to march or assemble in designated protest of the Republican convention.
Hereâ€™s the parade route.
*Hereâ€™s more information about the cityâ€™s so-called "Event Zone," previously called a â€œClean Zone.â€*
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