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Republican National Convention expected to disrupt civic life in downtown Tampa



Protesters and jurors don't mix.

So don't expect to see judges gaveling trials to order at the Hillsborough County courthouse the week of Aug. 27-30, when the Republican National Convention comes to town.

The courthouse will be open, officials say, but some other downtown government offices won't be. At the same time, fences might go up around the courthouse and County Center, or selected streets could be closed to keep rock-throwing vandals away.

Taken together, such measures, now under consideration by local officials, provide a glimpse of the impact that the convention promises have on civic life in downtown Tampa.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:42pm]


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