They call themselves the Coalition to March on the RNC. They plan a parade of thousands Monday beginning at Perry Harvey Park, a sliver of green on the outskirts of downtown. Their parade will end up at the public viewing area within earshot of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
They plan a peaceful parade to demand petitioning the government for help in getting good jobs, affordable healthcare and education and equality.
One of the protest organizers is Mick Kelly of Minnesota. He helped organized the 2008 RNC Protest in St. Paul, which was marred by violence between police and handfuls of anarchists. WUSF's Steve Newborn talks to Kelly about what they're hoping to accomplish - and what they're hoping to avoid.