ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - A group of faith leaders in the Tampa Bay area will protest the Republican National Convention in St. Petersburg the night before the event begins.

The protest will take place in St. Petersburg on Aug. 26, the night before the convention. The GOP is holding a convention kickoff party in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field that evening; some 20,000 people are expected to attend.

The protest group says it will hold a community vigil and march to Tropicana Field. The group says its goal is to highlight income inequality and jobs for working class people.

The Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa from Aug. 27-30.

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