A Lens on the GOP Convention: Protesters, Pontificators and the Surveillance State, Day 4

July 21, 2016 13 photos
  • A protester walks along downtown Cleveland’s Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, the “sanctioned route” for protesters. (Michael Nigro)

  • Air Force Trump. (Michael Nigro)

  • Georgia state troopers. “Did you get my good side?” one asks me. I move to his right, squint and say, “No, sorry. … I should have shot from this angle.” Good levity. (Michael Nigro)

  • Every day of the convention — 24-hour rooftop surveillance. (Michael Nigro)

  • Stand Against Trump March is the only march during the convention to use the sanctioned protest route. This gentleman drove from Denver to protest. He’ll be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Michael Nigro)

  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog confounded GOP convention attendees as they made their way into the Quicken Loans Arena. (Michael Nigro)

  • Code Pink joined forces with the activist/artist collective We Will Not Be Silent and shredded $400 worth of misogynistic T-shirts that were being sold around the Republican National Convention. (Michael Nigro)

  • Medea Benjamin, left, of Code Pink and Laurie Arbeiter, right (holding signs), of We Will Not Be Silent stand in front of the entrance to the convention calling out Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s hateful comments about women. (Michael Nigro)

  • Backward. (Michael Nigro)

  • A Cleveland Cavaliers fan continues to celebrate the city’s NBA championship, which occurred just two weeks before the Republican National Convention. The Trump supporter could not care less that it was Cleveland’s first championship in any sport in 52 years. Still backward. (Michael Nigro)

  • Indiana State Police protect an evangelical group who preached incessant hateful messages against women, LGBTQ, Muslims, Jews, people of color, the undocumented, ad nauseam. (Michael Nigro)

  • Leaving the Republican National Convention. (Michael Nigro)

  • Peace. (Michael Nigro)