4th Street, Prospect Avenue a place for unique protesters

Posted at 8:59 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 22:45:05-04

Bob Kunst wore a plastic Hillary Clinton mask Wednesday as he stood at the intersection of East 4th Street and Prospect Avenue.

The 74-year-old Miami Beach resident clutched a large yellow sign that said “Trump vs Tramp.” A smaller white sign was displayed above it that read: “Hillary for prison.”  

Kunst, who is the president of Shalom International, served as president of from 2003 to 2008. He said he disagrees with her views on dividing Jerusalem, and he thinks she has supported Hamas.

“Both parties are full of it and everyone knows it,” he said, adding that Trump's policies on illegal immigration are what have gained his support.

Kunst was among the many different people who gathered at the intersection that is a stone's throw from Quicken Loans Arena, which is where the Republican National Convention is behind held.

Hundreds of people have peppered the streets of Cleveland, clutching signs and other items as a way to express themselves. Comedy was a backdrop for many people on the streets.

Two men stood a few feet away of Kunst, fully costumed. One man wore a blue turban, with a full Captain America inspired outfit. The man next to him wore an ill fitting brown wig.

The duo said they’ve been in Cleveland since Friday. They were with a group of cartoonists who create cartoons to respond to racism.

Vishavijt Singh, 45, was visiting from New York. He says despite his turban and long beard everyone has been friendly towards him.

“I’ve had Republicans come up to me and ask me questions,” said Singh, who is against Trump. “He’s bringing out the worst in us.”

The two said they thought the convention would have brought out more protesters.

“Personally, I think it’s like a carnival,” Vishavijt said as he grinned widely.