CLEVELAND – While the Quicken Loans Arena–known as the Q–is the epicenter of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, the areas around the arena have also been transformed by the vast numbers of people who have flocked to Ohio from around the country. Outside of the Q, protesters, supporters and vendors can be found in droves.
Here is a bit of what PolitickerNJ saw while walking around the Q on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the RNC:
A vendor displays an American flag above a flag with Trump’s name and slogan.
Vendors sell buttons such as these all around the city.
Police stand in front of protestors in Cleveland’s Public Square.
A woman dressed as a butterfly encouraging passersby to “Dump Trump.”
In light of recent events, this woman reminds protestors to stay peaceful.
Protestors and police at the entrance of a “First Amendment Zone” near the arena.
This anti-Clinton Trump drove around the city.
A Trump supporter with artwork in Public Square.
This anti-Trump pup was seen in Public Square.
People in costume could be found around Cleveland.