Coalition to March on the RNC announces one-day Republican National Convention protest

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Tampa, Florida -- The Coalition to March on the RNC announced it will hold a one day, unified protest on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

On Monday, August 27, organizers say they expect at least 5,000 people from across the country to gather at Perry Harvey Sr. Park near downtown Tampa.

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"We'll be hearing from over 30 speakers on August 27th from people both around the country and within our community," explained organizer, Jared Hamil, "From there, we march the streets of Tampa to protest RNC. There we will say no to the Republican 1% agenda."

Hamil says there are no other events scheduled during the week of the RNC. It's simply one day of unity between organizations and individual people.

"People from around the country are here to unify under our 5 demands of good jobs, healthcare, affordable education, equality, and peace and to say not o the Republicans and the 1% so with that, we all come together on one day and say no," said Hamil.

The Coalition to March on the RNC says it will be a family friendly protest and their march of downtown's streets within sight and sound of the Convention Center is permitted.

Organizers say the protest is not just for the people in the RNC, but the world, since they realize thousands of TV cameras will be focused on them.

Hamil says they are also planning to march and make the same demands in Charlotte, North Carolina next month for the Democratic National Convention. 

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