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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:37

Gun rights activists and anti-war protesters get in their last licks before the end of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gavino Garay reports.

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On the last day of the Republican National Convention -- protesters aren't letting up. Cleveland's Public Square has been a gathering point for those who decry all types of issues - to anyone who will hear them. A small group opposed to war and militarism dominated the space, until the arrival of pro-gun advocates in the open-carry state of Ohio. Jacob Hicks says he's exercising his right to bear arms for his own safety. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACOB HICKS, WHO WAS OPENLY CARRYING A SHOTGUN, RESPONDING TO A REPORTER'S QUESTION ON WHETHER HE THINKS PEOPLE IN THE SQUARE WILL NEED PROTECTING, AND SAYING: "Yes, because, obviously, people don't understand what is going on today with Islamic terrorists, Black Lives Matter attacking whites, each other, and local law enforcement; as you have seen in Dallas and Baton Rouge." Protesters with the 'It Takes Roots People's Caravan,' are here for another reason... (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARGARET KWATENG, A PROTESTER REPRESENTING THE "IT TAKES ROOTS PEOPLE'S CARAVAN," WHICH OPPOSES MILITARISM, SAYING: "We're here today to speak out against Trump-style militarism, against all the things that he has been bringing-- to not only his campaign but to the policies that he-- he's been suggesting." Authorities told the gun-wielding protesters to change out of their military uniforms, something that is not permitted while carrying a gun. It's all ahead of the closing night's speech by a man who has said he sometimes carries a gun himself -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Conflict of interests outside the RNC

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 01:37