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UPDATED: In photos, final day of Republican National Convention - The Pitt News

UPDATED: In photos, final day of Republican National Convention

An communist protestor starts to yell at a Trump supporter who had been interrupting a speech with his megaphone. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

The Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute held free yoga for all, convention goer or not, on East 4th Street near the Quicken Loans Convention center, the site of the Republican National Convention. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Lou Pumphrey, a Vietnam veteran, protests for peace on East 4th Street near the Republican National Convention. He had to lose 25 pounds to fit in his old uniform, which is “still a little bit snug.” Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Massachusetts Republican delegate Tom Mountain didn’t appreciate Pumphrey’s flag, whuch replaced the stars with a peace sign. “I understand this man has a right to do that…[but] what he’s doing is a disgrace.” Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Negativity was not the only thing being shared on East 4th Street. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Hugs and high fives were just as common as opinions. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
As police officers on bike rolled past, members of the crowd shouted their approval and thanks. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Loren Spivack sells copies of his books, which he writes under “Dr. Truth”, which use Democratic political figures in the place of Dr. Seuss characters. “I think in analogies,” Spivack sad. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Vishavjit Singh is a cartoonist and cosplayer who started dressing as Captain America five years ago. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Protestors gathered in Public Square in the shadow of Tower City Center to advocate for social justice. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
The protesters chanted bilingually, in English and Spanish, pledging to fight for peace, environmental justice and black lives. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Members of the media of all stripes were on hand to report. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Healthy debate ensued as Trump supporters meandered into the protest. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Some open carry protestors, such as Kevin Kvasnicka, right, also appeared. While the debates stayed civil, cops were close by. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Conversation was not always the objective for both sides. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Performance artist Vermin Supreme takes a selfie with a fan in Public Square. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Vermin Supreme speaks to a fan. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Anarchists demonstrate in Public Square against Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
The Anti-Trump protestors were met by their opposites, who waved signs in favor of capitalism and chanted “USA”. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor more
A Trump supporter sneaks into an anarchist’s demonstration in Public Square in Cleveland. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
A bicycle officer prepares to roll out. The police made extensive use of officers on bikes to stay mobile during the convention. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Police from 15 different states were on duty in Public Square in order to keep the peace. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
A Anti-Trump protester reacts to a Trump supporters joke. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
A Trump supporter and Back Lives Matter activist jam on a bluesy riff on East 4th Street. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Conservative author Alex Jones held a book signing meet and greet with fans on East 4th Street outside the Republican National Convention. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Cassandra Franklin, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, looks on at a heckler. She is protesting the RNC with Code Pink, a peace and social justice organization, because “[abortion] is my right.” Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor
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Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Ryan Tobbe performs a freestyle rap on the East Fourth Street with help from his friend Cob, an anarchist running for Mayor of Cleveland. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
“You don’t really get cash but you see crowd’s of people and that’s a reward in and off itself.” — Tobbe Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor
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A member of the crowd jumped in and started rapping with Tobbe. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
One man brought his Hebrew prayer horn and was intermittently playing it while on East 4th Street. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
A women dances to a drum beat in Public Square’s fountain. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Members of the Revolutionary Communist Party spoke against Trump and the US political system. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
An communist protestor starts to yell at a Trump supporter who had been interrupting a speech with his megaphone. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
The protestor was pulled away from the Trump supporter by allies. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore
Then, the police separated the growing pro and anti Trump crowds. Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editormore

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