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Watch: Labor Protesters Hold "Welcome to Romney's America" at GOP Convention

The West Central Florida Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held their "Welcome to Romney's America," a rally of what life under a Romney/Ryan administration would look like.  The event featured street theater, performed along the official RNC parade route.  About 150 people - including postal workers, school employees and public officials - paraded through the downtown streets to petition for worker's rights.

Before the march began, one of the rally’s officials told two members of Occupy Wall Street they could not march with the union members, presumably for fear of disruptions. The men approached rally organizer Josh Anijar, who cleared up the confusion, and allowed them to march.

"I think everyone is here for the same reasons," said Anijar. "I think tactics may be different from time to time, but I think we’re all here because we’re concerned about the direction Mitt Romney and many of his Wall Street friends are trying to lead our country into."

The march ended peacefully with no arrests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaJHxWb-gw8&feature=plcp