RNC 2012: Protester vs. protester fight at "Romneyville" camp

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Tampa, Florida -- A man staying at a makeshift protest camp near the Republican National Convention has been arrested and charged with armed battery on a fellow camper.

Tampa Police say 24-year old Dante M. Sea was charged with aggravated battery Tuesday after he hit 60-year old Eddie Thomas and broke Thomas' jaw.

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Police say Thomas was staying in a shed behind a military surplus store and Sea was sleeping in a tent on the same property.

Protesters have set up a makeshift camp they call "Romneyville" behind the store, near Interstate 275 and Ashley Drive. 

Police say Sea took a piece of cardboard from Thomas' shed and that prompted the fight.

Earlier Tuesday, police broke up a scuffle between anti-GOP protesters and Kansas-based church members who often picket soldiers' funerals. No one was hurt and no arrests were made.  

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Grayson Kamm, 10 News

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