Groups Apply for Park Permits During RNC

AMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Two groups have applied for permits to use to use Tampa parks during the Republican National Convention.

Planned Parenthood wants to hold a four-hour rally on the afternoon of Aug. 29 a park near the University of Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Times ( reports the park is controlled by the university, which has plans of its own during the convention.

Planned Parenthood must look for another park.

The other permit application came from a husband-and-wife team of Brooklyn artists.

They propose to use a ton of ice to create a 20- or 25-foot-long, 5-foot-tall sculpture of the words, “Middle Class,” which would then melt in the August sun.

Monday is the application deadline for permits for groups of 50 or more in city parks during the convention.