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The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland


In June 2016, Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention. Cleveland delayed approving the event permits for rallies and marches organized by Citizens for Trump and Organize Ohio. On June 14, 2016, the ACLU of Ohio successfully sued the city of Cleveland for restrictions on public assembly. This agreement decreased the size of the Event Zone (an area designated for special restrictions on public assembly and items people may carry) and the official parade route was altered to increase the visibility of demonstrators. Additionally, the ACLU of Ohio monitored the credentialing process and flight restrictions that would restrict access to the convention.


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