Can Cleveland keep the peace during Republican convention?

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland managed to avoid the kind of violent confrontations between police and protesters seen in Missouri and Baltimore after police killed black residents, but will it be able to keep the peace when officers and activists flood downtown for the Republican National Convention?

City officials have been coy about their plans for handling convention protests, saying only they are prepared for “challenges” and are working to free up jail cells, while activists have warily eyed the city’s acquisition of riot gear.

At least two large groups, one that wants to protest economic inequality in the country and another called Citizens for Trump, are planning large rallies on July 18, the first official day of the four-day convention.

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