St. Pete Sets RNC Rules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The city of St. Petersburg has set up rules for an event zone during the Republican National Convention that will create a parade route and prohibit certain weapons and masks.

The Tampa Bay Times ( reports that the temporary rules will be voted on by the City Council on Aug. 2.

If approved, the event zone rules will be in place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1.

The ordinance mirrors legislation Tampa adopted in May.

The convention is being held in downtown Tampa but St. Petersburg _ located across Tampa Bay _ will also host events and parties.

Some items prohibited in the public viewing area and parade route include weapons, aerosol cans, coolers, camping gear, fireworks, bottles, cans and thermoses.