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The Great Unwashed: Protests of RNC Fail to Generate Excitement

jstafford Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 8:24 AM
calling them the great unwashed is accurate....would love some accuracy in describing the tea party protesters...
Day one of the Republican convention drew excitement from the group that was there to participate, but the rain and a general lack of interest and organization meant that the media-driven frenzy around counter-protesters fizzled into nothing.

The police were ready, however, and a fairly large contingent of Tampa's finest took to the streets, clearly prepared for a worst-case scenario.

A popular protest tactic is the act of lying down in the middle of the street. These protesters used it to, erm, great effect, I suppose. Security forces were unfazed.