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.