Scenes From Cleveland on the Eve of the Republican National Convention

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Demonstrators march during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.
Demonstrators march during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki

Since clashes with protesters have been a regular feature of Donald Trump rallies, there have been concerns about violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland for months — and then came the new round of Black Lives Matter protests, the police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the terrorist attack in Nice. On Sunday, law enforcement forged ahead with plans to secure the city, though some changes were made in light of recent events; Police Chief Calvin Williams said barricades were placed around Cleveland to prevent a vehicle from being used as a weapon, like in France last week.

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Workers in a Chinese restaurant watch the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Members of the U.S. Army watch the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest from a rooftop.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Demonstrators rest as police stand guard during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Demonstrators shout slogans as they march during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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A protestor walks by as police stand guard during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Demonstrators rest near mounted police during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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A police officer at the entrance to the convention in downtown Cleveland.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Members of the U.S. Army inspect a car at a checkpoint to enter the convention in downtown Cleveland.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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A protester and Vietnam veteran carries a peace flag as a soldier guards a government building in downtown Cleveland.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Circle the City With Love demonstrators kiss on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Code Pink demonstrators march during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.
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Two men discuss gun laws in downtown Cleveland.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Demonstrators march during the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Circle the City With Love demonstrators hold hands on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Circle the City With Love demonstrators pause to take a photo on the Lorain-Carnegie bridge.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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Code Pink demonstrators at the Shut Down Trump & the RNC protest.Photo: Andres Kudacki
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A Trump supporter poses with the police in downtown Cleveland.Photo: Andres Kudacki