'Vermin Supreme' of Baltimore, Maryland takes part in a protest in Tampa Monday.

'Vermin Supreme' of Baltimore, Maryland takes part in a protest in Tampa Monday. (Dan Evans / Times Community News / August 27, 2012)

Approximately 500 people took part in a protest, organized by Occupy the RNC, in Tampa Monday afternoon. Heavy rains and concerns about Tropical Storm Isaac reduced the number of people who took part. But one who did was a man from Baltimore, Maryland, dressed in an elephant costume, who only identified himself as "Vermin Supreme," in a generalized protest against the Republican Party

"Do you have a donkey one?" someone asked from the crowd. 

The man simply shook his head. 

-- Dan Evans, Times Community News
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