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LIVE BLOG | Republican National Convention Day 2

Posted: 8:04 AM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 23:29:38Z

7:20 p.m. 

Police peacefully get protesters to move from area.

7 p.m.

Police threaten to arrest protesters who won't leave area of E. 9 and Lakeside

6:15 p.m.

Police restricting access to pedestrians outside new Heinens at E. 9 and Euclid

6 p.m.

Superior shut down from Public Square east to E. 9th for protests. 

5:30 p.m.

Euclid Ave. shut down in both directions for protest from E. 9 west to Public Square.

4 p.m.

Police dealing with situation near Public Square in downtown Cleveland. 

2 p.m.

Protesters were downtown in Public Square. A few had large open carry firearms. Officers were in the area to monitor the group.

1 p.m.

Reuters reported Tuesday afternoon that shots were fired at a Cleveland police transport vehicle near the site of the Republican National Convention, but Cleveland police say that report is false .

10 a.m.

City of Cleveland briefing for Day 2 of RNC.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said there were two arrests on Monday. One person had a gas mask in the event area, which is prohibited. Another arrest was due to a warrant. 

Williams said there were three arrests on Tuesday, involving activists who climbed 60-foot flagpoles at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to hang an anti-Trump banner.

9:30 a.m.

GOP briefing begins for Day 2 of Republican National Convention. 

9 a.m.

Activists who hung banner at Rock Hall were arrested. Cleveland Fire department began taking the banner down. Cleveland police said three people were arrested.

7:35 a.m. 

Activists scale 60-foot flagpoles at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to hang "Don't Trump Our Communities banner. READ MORE

 

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