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Demonstrators march through the streets of Tampa, Fla., to protest the Republican National Convention on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

RNC protests fizzle

Protests have been unexpectedly muted at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week. Thousands of demonstrators had been expected but only hundreds arrived, mostly Green Party supporters, Occupy Wall Street activists, anarchists and union stalwarts.