Thursday, July 21, 2016

Protests Heat Up in Cleveland — RNC Day 3 (Video)

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 8:24 AM

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After two days of relatively peaceful protest, things heated up Wednesday. Religious and "patriotic" demonstrators clashed with young revolutionaries  burning an American flag - as young revolutionaries will - and chanting, "America was never great." The police intervened, arrests were made, and the streets continued to swell with frustrated people who'd come to make their voices heard. Or to at least buy an obscene t-shirt comparing Hillary and Monica and various meanings of the word suck. 

In the public square folk singers wailed off key and clowns expressed concern that Donald Trump was giving them a bad reputation. 


American headlines have been full of racism and homophobia of late, but Cleveland's streets were a fetid stew of unfocused rage, sexism and commerce. One vendor pulled a pro-Trump Make America Great Again shirt over the Bernie Sanders shirt he wore a little closer to his heart. Meanwhile, a young woman defends herself from accusations: "I am not a whore!"

This is what it looked like. This is what it sounded like. This is Cleveland on day 3 of the RNC.  


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