RNC protests fizzle

Associated Press
A few demonstrators sit on a Domino's Pizza parking lot in protest, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The three dozen chanting anti-GOP protesters hit a lull of silence as they marched through a neighborhood of low-income housing in west Tampa. "What are you guys doing taking a nap?" shouted one protester to his cohorts. Another shouted, "You guys are reeeeaaal quiet, now!"  The protests against the Republican convention in Tampa have been unexpectedly muted this week, something even the protesters acknowledge. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Protests have been unexpectedly muted at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week. Thousands of demonstrators had been expected but only hundreds arrived, mostly Green Party supporters, Occupy Wall Street activists, anarchists and union stalwarts.

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