Delegates and reporters partied inside Tropicana Field Sunday night, officially kicking off the Republican National Convention.
Outside, protesters gathered to march in opposition.
Police worked with the protesters to keep them on the designated parade route, which led through abandoned streets to a chain link fence outside the baseball field's parking lot.
The threat of Tropical Storm Isaac loomed, and it wasn't long until the protesters fled from the impending weather.
See the protest and march below.