CLEVELAND — Anti-Donald Trump protesters marched here on Monday, urging voters to 'dump Trump' as the Republican National Convention kicked off.
Chanting "No KKK, no racists," the marchers weaved their way toward the city's Quicken Loans Arena in sweltering heat. At least 100 people or more walked through the city's downtown, holding signs decrying Trump, police-involved shootings and deportation of immigrants.
Dozens of police flanked the peaceful demonstration, riding on bikes alongside and behind protesters amid heightened security around the convention area. More than 40 trade unions, immigrant rights, student and anti-war groups joined in on the rally, organizers said.
The marchers eventually encountered groups protesting the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting police to separate the two sides as they shouted back and forth.