By Marissa Lang, Times Staff Writer
Tampa Bay Times In Print: Saturday, September 1, 2012
TAMPA — Few were left Friday to consider the calm that followed the departure of hundreds of protesters who descended on Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
Tents and tarps that once crowded the Romneyville encampment behind the Army-Navy Surplus Market had vanished into the night. Hundreds boarded buses bound for Charlotte and the Democratic National Convention, leaving only a couple of dozen behind milling about on the debris-strewn mulch.
What do you do when everything you had worked toward is suddenly, decisively over?
For the squatters living in the lot on N Tampa Street and in the Occupy Tampa camp at Voice of Freedom Park, there isn't much time to plan.