The Best Impromptu Protest Rap at the RNC So Far

On an empty lot where Occupy protesters are camping, a man takes a makeshift stage and performs for all assembled.



The Occupy protesters in Tampa for the Republican National Convention have been relegated to a vacant lot a mile or two outside the "secure zone," right next to an Army/Navy surplus store. They've got a makeshift stage, where announcements are made, protest songs are played, and the rap above was performed for scores of people Monday afternoon in between rain storms.

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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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