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Tampa streets not filled with GOP protesters

Protesters have arrived in Tampa but they could barely be heard over the wind and rain from Tropical Storm Isaac and it's unlikely they will cross paths with Republicans in town for the presidential nominating convention.Protesters are being kept blocks away and, so far, they've gathered in groups of several dozen to a few hundred. Worries of massive protests that might bring violence and a cacophony of chanting have been elusive.With Isaac making its way northward toward the Gulf Coast, brushing Tampa Bay, the Republican National Convention has been pushed off to a later start. Protesters might also be staying away because of the storm, whose path and intensity has been difficult to predict. Isaac's outer bands were already bringing intermittent rain and gusts of wind Sunday but no downpours, and the usual August heat and humidity was being kept relatively at bay.Sunday's protests ran the gamut from unionized labor and Occupy Wall Street to a hearty band of 30 who criticized presumpti...

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