Convention re-cap through 20 July. The protests have been milder than expected through Tuesday, with Wednesday seeing a little more unrest and violent activity. Five arrests occurred on the first two days, and 17 on Wednesday. Those 17 arrests were mainly due a flag burning incident, where protestors allegedly assaulted police officers, failed to disperse, or resisted arrest. The most active anti-Trump/GOP groups have been the Revolutionary Communist Party USA (Revcom) and assorted anarchists.
Significant Reporting from Thursday, 21 July
1150: 2x males walking with Home Depot buckets at 8th and Superior
1152: 30 protestors wearing “Shake it to the roots” t-shirts marching on Public Square
1329: 200 marchers headed eastbound on Carnegie Bridge.
1526: Report of officer down at 14th and Euclid.
1548: Police reporting a man threatening to shoot into the crowd. High risk advisory.
1610: Police officer had a liquid poured on his arm. Reports his arm is feeling numb.
1615: Police calling for detainment of stickers with numbing substance. Some with elephants, some that say “I am awesome.” Stickers were placed on police officers, leaving their arms feeling numb.
1644: Suspicious package left by unknown individual in front of the Renaissance Hotel. Unit is responding.
1650: Flag burning is not illegal, but having an open flame is illegal in the zone. An open flame in relation to burning a flag, however, is not illegal.
1700: Scheduled flag burning at the Soldiers and Sailors monument. 1152 marker.
1701: New officer exposed to skin-numbing sticker.
1704: Officers reporting being stabbed by protestors with syringes.
1710: Syringes are now deemed a prohibited item.
1711: Sticker man is being questioned by FBI and his stickers will be tested in a lab.
Significant Reporting from Wednesday, 20 July
1118: 150x anti-Trump protestors gathering in Public Square.
1128: 2x males open carrying while riding bikes southbound at Ontario and St. Clair.
1139: Approximately 200 protestors at Public Square; 1118 marker.
1152: 40 protestors blocking delegate access at East 4th and Prospect.
1205: 4th and Prospect is completely blocked by protestors sitting down and locking hands. 1152 marker.
1210: Police calling for arrest teams at 4th and Prospect to clear the way for delegates. Ohio State Troopers en route.
1212: Arrest team moving from Blue Zone to Public Square (Purple Zone).
1217: East 4th and Prospect still locked down by protestors, 1152 marker.
1350: Infowars reporter Joe Biggs says DHS is looking for a stolen garbage truck and are concerned about it being used in an attack.
1555: East 4th and Prospect, REVCOM to burn an American flag.
1555: Bikers for Trump are at the stage with a fire extinguisher to respond to a flag burning ceremony. 1118 marker.
1600: Police officer: “Is it prohibited to burn flags?”
1601: Fire extinguishers are now prohibited items, as police do not know what might be in them.
1608: Fight breaks out on Prospect St., north of the convention center as flags are burned as protest. 1152 marker.
1621: Unlawful assembly warning give to protestors at 4th and Prospect.
1728: EOC acknowledges 17 arrests have been made so far. Charges include Felonious Assault on Police, failure to disperse and resisting arrest.
1713: Police en route to confiscate propane tanks, bricks, and rock salt from protestors.
1747: White male impersonating a police officer on East 9th and Prospect, attempting to gain access to a restricted area without credentials. Has on gold patches on a white shirt, with ballistic vest.
1801: Police are ordering protestors and media out of the street at Ontario and Rockwell.
1816: Anarchists are changing into bright yellow shirts at Public Square. 1118 marker.
1854: East 2nd and Euclid, “some sort of device”. EOD requested.
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