RNC

  • RNC Day 4 – Discourse, Surveillance, and Xenophobia

    July 22, 2016
    Cleveland, OH – The last day outside of the Republican National Convention was filled with political discourse. Groups and individuals with a variety of opposing viewpoints and ideals once again peacefully converged on Public Square in downtown Cleveland. Unicorn Riot was live throughout the afternoon,…...
  • RNC Day 3 – Feds, Walls, Flag Burning Arrests, & a Circus

    July 21, 2016
    Cleveland, OH – The third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention began with news of a morning visit by FBI agents and local police to a house in Elyria, OH that had been hosting protesters from out of state. We spoke with Rod Webber,…...
  • RNC Day 2 – Police, Militia Men, Alex Jones, & Anarchists

    July 20, 2016
    Cleveland, OH – Protests during Day two of the Republican National Convention began with a banner drop done by climate justice activists who climbed flagpoles outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Several people were arrested after descending from the flagpoles. Activists Arrested At…...
  • RNC Day 1 – Hundreds March Against Trump & Poverty

    July 20, 2016
    Cleveland, OH – Day one of the Republican National Convention in downtown Cleveland was filled with thousands more police than protesters. Two separate protests amassed in rallies attended by hundreds that then marched through the streets chanting against Trump. The first planned march started with…...
  • RNC Day Zero: Protests in Downtown Cleveland

    July 17, 2016
    Cleveland, OH – On July 17, one day before the Republican National Convention is scheduled to commence, hundreds of protesters marched into the heavily secured area near the convention center. No arrests or confrontations with law enforcement were apparent as the Unicorn Riot team streamed…...
  • New Cleveland RNC Police & Military Docs: FEMA Base to Setup at NASA

    June 20, 2016
    A trove of new documents exposes how Cleveland’s impending Republican National Convention will subject the public to a massive domestic military operation. Following decades of planning and millions of dollars spent, the RNC this July will amass into an unprecedented security state, constricting the constitutional…...
  • NSSE’s Feed Millions of Dollars Toward Militarization of Police Across American Cities

    April 10, 2016
    On April 8th, 2016, the City of Cleveland received a $49-million dollar federal grant from the Department of Justice for security surrounding the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC). The City of Cleveland was able to receive this grant because the RNC is considered a National…...