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Photos: Trump protesters and supporters mix in Cleveland

Outside the Republican National Convention, in downtown Cleveland’s Public Square, it was a swirl of humanity as protesters and supporters alike made their case about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Photo of Marni Halasa of New York City by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Photo of Marni Halasa of New York City by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Marni Halasa of New York City

Professional protester, runs RevolutionIsSexy

“This is my audacious butterfly freedom fairy costume. … I want to see the money out of politics and power returned to the people.”


Photo of Gahan Haskins of New York City and Kenny Welch of Wadsworth, Ohio, by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Photo of Gahan Haskins of New York City and Kenny Welch of Wadsworth, Ohio, by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Gahan Haskins of New York City and Kenny Welch of Wadsworth, Ohio

Trump supporters

Haskins: “I’m a Donald Trump supporter and volunteer. … This is the place it’s important to be seen standing for Donald Trump.”


Photo of Gilligan Gilligan of Cleveland by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Photo of Gilligan Gilligan of Cleveland by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Gilligan Gilligan of Cleveland

Magician

“I’m new to Cleveland and I’m doing a little bit of publicity but also spreading a little mirth amongst all the controversy.”


Photo of Hanif Phelps of Cleveland by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Photo of Hanif Phelps of Cleveland by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Hanif Phelps of Cleveland

Unhappy with both parties

“I’m not going to vote in our system. Our system works for the few and I’m not one of the few.”


Photo of Lorie Arbeiter of New York City by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Photo of Lorie Arbeiter of New York City by Lisa Desjardins/PBS NewsHour

Lorie Arbeiter of New York City

Organizer of We Will Not Be Silent

“We’re not doing interviews. The words (in our protest art) speak for themselves. There are a lot of complex thoughts here.”

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