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Click to go to the Occupy the RNC liveblog on Dissenter (Image: @OccupyTampa)

Kevin Gosztola has invited myFDL editor Kit O’Connell to liveblog the protests at the Republican National Convention on Dissenter. Follow the days events there, with updates and livestreams as they become available:

Hi, y’all.

Kevin’s asked me to stop over from myFDL to create a liveblog of direct action and protest at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida today.

Despite the weather & heavy police presence, actions have already begun there with banner drops, marches, and a late night dance party for freedom in the streets in the first days of protest. Two Occupy-style encampments are in place on private land to support occupiers and other activists, including the original unevicted Occupy Tampa camp and a new one called Camp Romneyville. Though under pressure from the city of Tampa, both camps appear as if they will stay for the duration. In addition to the live updates I’ll share a few highlights from previous days.

Read more on Dissenter.


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Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and