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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The group “Standing Together Against Trump,” or “STAT” marched over the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in Cleveland today, saying they want to fight what they view as the intolerant rhetoric of Donald Trump.

About 200 people participated in the peaceful demonstration, starting near the West Side Market and going to Progressive Field before heading back.

Chief Calvin Williams
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has been on the scene to help defuse some of the raucous protests during this week’s Republican National Convention. And following yesterday’s flag burning that led to several arrests, he says it was nice to participate in a group prayer for peace. He was asked to pray by a man from Texas who came to Cleveland offering “free hugs” to everyone following the Dallas police shootings.

Dr. Gary Goman
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Part of the Republican National Convention security detail includes more than 30 police horses and their officers from around the state and from Texas. They are backing up Cleveland’s seven-member mounted unit.  WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on how this team of horses is being kept healthy during their long, hot patrols.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The $50 million revamp of Cleveland’s Public Square was finished last month, just in time for the Republican National Convention. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on what things are like in and around the square this week.

John Kasich Ohio breakfast
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

There were signs this morning that the Ohio Republican Party is ready to unify around Donald Trump. But there’s one really big sign it isn’t.

WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on an unannounced visit by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio delegation breakfast and on the messages that followed from Sen. Rob Portman and state GOP Chief Matt Borges

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