Tampa's Two Conventions

A look at the Republican National Convention and the protesters outside.

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There are two kinds of people in Tampa this week - Republicans from all over the country, decked out in star-spangled everything (and, in the case of Texans, an impressive array of cowboy hats), and then the protesters outside.

Below, scenes of the convention and beyond.

A convention goer wears Stars and Stripes heels during the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)
An activist shouts slogans during a protest march in the outskirts of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Rueters/Adrees Latif)
Convention goer Oscar Poole from Georgia listens during the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)


Occupy Wallstreet activist Woody listens to a speaker during a rally before the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Rueters/Adrees Latif)
A protester dances next to police officers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Philip Andrews/Reuters)


 

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.