The first thing you would notice is how the main downtown area is surrounded by large steel fences and barricades. Law enforcement was very visible and occasionally groups would gather and march to a new location. This prompted lots of applause and high-fives. We noticed members of out-of-town law enforcement greeting each other and local police.
Just a few weeks ago the Q was plastered with Cavaliers banners. Now the Q and other buildings have RNC signage.
The main hub of activity over the weekend at the RNC in Cleveland was around East 4th Street, Public Square and Playhouse Square. If you haven't seen it yet, here is a quick look of the remodeled Public Square.
Euclid Avenue from Public Square through Playhouse Square looked great. There were lots of welcoming signs and informative banners.
East 4th Street had the most media and political activity.
Visitors loved the Arcade
Playhouse Square Chandelier
Heinens in the old Cleveland Trust Building on 9th Street
The politics made for interesting people watching.
Harry Buffalo became the CNN Grill
Butcher and the Brewer became the Washington Post
Twitter took over another space
MSNBC broadcast from East 4th
Ari Melber broadcasting live on MSNBC from East 4th Street
Bloomberg was also on East 4th
ClevelandPeople.com's Debbie Hanson caught up with Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
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