RNC chair says protests of 2012 convention in Tampa will be handled the same as in the past listen02/02/11 Kate Bradshaw
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Along with massive political conventions come massive political demonstrations, and Tampa’s 2012 RNC will likely be no different. How Tampa will handle protests – some of which may get violent – isn’t yet known. Today, RNC Chair Reince Priebus said he hopes law enforcement will handle demonstrations in the same way they have during past conventions.
Lawsuits stemming from police brutality alleged to have occurred during the St. Paul and New York Republican Conventions plagued those cities’ budgets long after the RNC came and went. Local leaders may have to deal with the effects of the effects of potentially violent protests in the wake of the RNC.