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Organizers of ‘Stop Trump’ coalition reach agreement with City for protest on opening day of RNC

By staff |
July 12, 2016
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Cleveland, OH - Organizers of the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC and officials from the City of Cleveland came to an agreement today, July 11, on a place and time for the ‘Stop Trump’ protest during the opening day of the Republican National Convention.

The demonstration will start at 12 noon, July 18, in Mall A, located at Mall Drive and St. Clair Ave in downtown Cleveland. Marchers will proceed to Cleveland Public Square and will then, marching on streets and sidewalks, head to the vicinity of the Republican National Convention.

Today’s agreement came at a meeting with City officials, where Coalition organizers were appealing a City decision to deny permits for the July 18 protest at the RNC. When the understanding was reached, organizers of the ‘Stop Trump’ protest withdrew their appeal.

Tom Burke, of the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC states, “We have every right to protest at the RNC. The City has been dragging its feet and we are looking forward to using Mall A in downtown Cleveland as a place to rally. We will take our message to Trump and the Republicans.”

Mick Kelly, also of the Coalition, stated, “We are grateful to all the people who called Mayor Jackson and put pressure on the City government. The whole world is going to see that we reject the bigot Trump and his attacks on immigrants and Muslims.”

About 40 organizations are backing the large protest organized the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC that will take place on July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention. The protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda. Stand Against Racist, Anti-immigrant and Anti-Muslim Attacks. We Demand Peace, Justice and Equality.”