After the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin warning Tampa’s convention could be targeted by anarchists, police in tan uniforms were positioned all along the protest route.
Officers lined the streets, encircling the mobile demonstration with fleets of bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, horses and SUVs in an attempt to contain possible attacks before they became violent. The demonstrators wended their way through Tampa chanting variations of, “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! The RNC must go!”