Coalition to March on the RNC granted parade permit for first day of Republican Convention in Tampa
The Coalition to March on the RNC announced today it had received a permit from Tampa to march along the cityâs designated parade route on the first morning of next monthâs 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. Thatâs where one of the designated protest areas is. The city is calling the fenced parking lot a âpublic viewing area.â At recent conventions similar areas have been called âfree 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.
Hereâs the parade route.
*Hereâs more information about the cityâs so-called "Event Zone," previously called a âClean Zone.â*
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