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RNC protesters

Demonstrators walk with a Mitt Romney type puppet during a protest march, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Protestors gathered in Tampa to march in demonstration against the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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.