Will people be protesting?
The "Stand Together Against Trump" rally is expected to draw 10,000 supporters to march across town, from Ohio City to converge at Erieview Plaza on the last day of the convention. But these types of marches are being heavily restricted: they can only take place during certain hours (between 2pm and 4pm on July 18th; and between 9am and 1pm on the other convention day); groups need to acquire timed permits; and parades can't take any longer than 50 minutes. About 30 different groups have applied, and the ACLU has been in talks with the city to get the only 18 hours of scheduled parade and protest time expanded over the four days of the convention.
The city has been dragging its feet putting protest permits on the back-burner, but will have to get its act together soon with the RNC quickly approaching.
Prophets of Rage, an alternative rock supergroup made up of members of Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine, and Public Enemy, will be in town on July 19th with a show at Agora. There's a big possibility for spontaneous performances (we're personally hoping for a rooftop show on East 4th), though they're keeping those plans under wraps in order to dodge police, who they are certain will want to put a stop to their intentions of disrupting the convention. Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine has done this twice, most notably at the 2008 RNC, where protests and police clashed.