City of Tampa Joint Information Center 2012 Republican National Convention UPDATE #9

03/18/15
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City of Tampa Joint Information Center 2012 Republican National Convention UPDATE # 9
Demonstrators at International Plaza

Four large buses pulled into International plaza around 3:50 p.m. and attempted to park. Mall security requested the officers trespass the buses. The drivers were told they could not park on mall property. More than 200 demonstrators exited the buses and staged a protest in front of 2202 North Westshore Boulevard. They chanted, played drums and marched on the sidewalks. The protest was peaceful. They attempted to hang banners on a sign, but officers told them that they could not hang anything on private property. The demonstrators complied with the officers' requests. The protest lasted one hour from 4:15-5:15 p.m. The demonstrators reloaded onto the buses and left the area.