Mostly calm in the streets of Tampa

Protesters were marching in the streets of downtown Tampa as recently as a few hours ago, but now the streets are oddly quiet as an ominous wind picks up.


Marlon Correa, The Washington Post | Law enforcement officials monitor protesters near the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

There are a few button sellers, but no one to whom to sell their wares. A khaki-clad platoon of sheriff's deputies, with revolvers strapped to their thighs, are marching in formation down the largely empty streets.

 

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.

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