March on the July 18 Republican National Convention planned
“Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda”
Minneapolis, MN – The Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC announced today, May 1, plans for a major protest In Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).
The protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda, and We demand Peace, Justice and Equality.”
According to a statement from protest organizers, “Activists from around the country will be converging on Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, the opening day of the Republican National Convention. Inside the convention hall, Republicans will promote their agenda of bigotry, racist discrimination, Islamophobia, war and austerity. On the streets of Cleveland, we will demand peace, justice and equality.”
Mick Kelly, speaking for the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC stated, “We are expecting this protest to join thousands of people from around the country. Trump rallies have been hit by a wave of militant protests and the verdict is in – people are sick and tired of Trump’s promotion of bigotry, right-wing politics, and reaction. At the RNC we are going to tell the world that we reject politicians of any stripe who promote war and austerity.”
Tom Burke, also of the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC states, “We are applying for permits to rally and march and we expect to get them. We have a right to demonstrate and we intend to march, permits or not. We are building a movement to stop Trump, and the Cleveland is the next stop.”
Many of the organizers of this protest helped lead the mass marches that drew thousands at the 2008 RNC in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the 2012 RNC in Tampa, Florida.
Organizers of the protest say the rally site, time and march route will be announced as soon as possible.
To view the Facebook event for the protest: https://www.facebook.com/events/574059672757617/