The Latest: Doctors, nurses to march against Trump at RNC


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations and gatherings outside the Republican National Convention (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

A group of doctors and nurses plans to march in Cleveland in protest of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Stand Together Against Trump will march Tuesday, becoming the first group during the four-day Republican National Convention to use the city’s official parade route. An anti-poverty group on Monday used a different route permitted by the city after settling a lawsuit against Cleveland over event permits during the convention.

Fears about violent clashes between groups supporting and opposing Trump’s nomination didn’t materialize on the first day of the convention. The one reported arrest as Cleveland police and law enforcement officers from across the U.S. maintained a visible presence downtown.

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12:30 a.m.

The first day of rallies outside the Republican National Convention featured angry rhetoric, armed attendees and an arrest, but authorities avoided the sort of violence they fear could still flare up.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters Monday evening, “So far, so good.”

Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters and foes had held dueling rallies a half-mile apart.

Williams says bicycle officers moved in several times to keep sniping between groups from becoming violent.

The one arrest involved a person on the city’s Public Square who had a felony warrant and also is being charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

The riverside pro-Trump rally attracted about a dozen attendees who showed up with handguns strapped to their belts as allowed under Ohio law. Blocks away, protesters shouted about police mistreatment.

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