RNC Day 3: Law Enforcement Prepare for Looming Protests

Posted: Jul 20, 2016 4:42 PM

Cleveland, OH - Reports are circulating that a large protest will take place outside of the Republican National Convention this evening. The video below shows law enforcement moving in to help reinforce the perimeter.

The latest update from sources on the ground say that all exits out of the security perimeter (except one) are sealed due to the protests, and that there have been several arrests so far. 

This piece will be updated as information comes in.

UPDATE (5:28 p.m. ET): The Revolution Communist Party was responsible for the protest flag burning outside of the convention perimeter. Video below shows Carl Dix, the party chairman, explaining why they burned the U.S. Flag. 

Carl Dix (transcript of video): "...Nor do we need a continuation of the crimes of today. And that's what both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton represent. Their only difference is what's the why to keep this empire in effect, and keep it committing crimes against people here in this country and around the world..."