RNC day one roundup

Posted at 9:57 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 21:57:47-04

We all went into day one of RNC not completely sure what it would bring.

A handful of hours into the convention in Cleveland, and it appears things are going well so far.

Police and protestors coming-face-to-face with very little concern at this point, according to Amnesty International.

For the first time ever, the organization is deploying several observers to make sure protestors can speak out without repercussions from law enforcement. A spokesperson from Amnesty International tells NewsChannel 5 there were no issues Monday.

Thousands of police officers from across the country, Secret Service agents and members of the FBI all walking in and around downtown Cleveland -- in very large numbers.

Throughout the day, law enforcement officers could be seen hanging out of the back of moving SUVs holding high-powered weapons.

Low-flying choppers had dozens of people on the streets of downtown Cleveland looking up as they hovered high above Quicken Loans Arena and Public Square.

As nine Cleveland Police officers stood in front of Soliders' and Sailors' Monument in downtown Cleveland, keeping watch of Public Square, a little boy could be seen kicking up water with his mom in the new splash pad. It was proof life in the CLE continues during the RNC.