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New Facebook page: "Occupy Tampa for the Republican National Convention"



Here's yet another manifestation of the movement that started with Occupy Wall Street: a new Facebook page titled "Occupy Tampa for the Republican National Convention."

On Oct. 28, the page's administrator issued this invitation: "Why not practice your 1st amendment rights (if we still have them in August) , and get a nice tan at the same time?"

Since then, the page has featured posts about California's medical marijuana industry, a low-tech way to annoy credit card companies and suggestions about using over-the-counter liquid antacids as possible antidotes to a tear gas attack.

Then there was this offer, courtesy of the page's sponsor: "If you end up getting a picture (and or video) of ANY family values oriented conservative Republican visiting one of Tampa's many adult night clubs -- you will WIN A FREE T-SHIRT! It's just a regular T-shirt but I'll be happy to buy it for you. How fun is this convention occupation gonna be?"

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:44pm]


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