FBI ‘No Knock, No Warrant’ Raid On Activists During RNC

On the morning of the third day of the Republican National Convention several activists were the victims of a no-knock, warrantless house raid conducted by the FBI, DHS, and local police.

Police block off a protest at the 2016 Republican National Convention. July 19, 2016. (MintPress News / Desiree Kane)

Despite months of media coverage promising some of the most violent and chaotic protests at the Republican National Convention, the political circus came and went with very little fanfare. The numbers of protesters were drastically lower than the numbers put forth by organizers and the deadstream media. Aside from a few arrests for the legal act

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From Anti-Trump Activists To Open Carry Advocates: RNC 2016 Opens With A Day Of Peaceful Protest

The opening day of the Republican National Convention also featured a concert and protest by Prophets of Rage, a ‘supergroup’ featuring members of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine.

CLEVELAND --- The tense political landscape and presence of open carry activists didn’t dampen a day of peaceful protest for demonstrators gathered outside the Quicken Loans Arena for the opening day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. MintPress News was present outside the arena on Monday, where attendance by protesters seemed somewhat

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Trump Resistance Swells At RNC Kickoff

Presumptive nominee to give unexpected address as Never Trump faction garners support for floor vote,

Demonstrators march during the Shut Down Trump at the RNC protest on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland.

Protests, discord, and heightened security announced the start of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday as thousands marched on downtown Cleveland calling on the GOP to reverse its racist policies and "Dump Trump." The peaceful March on the RNC ended with a rally outside the heavily-fortified perimeter that encircled the Quicken

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Move-In Day: Riot Police Take Over College Dorms To Support RNC 2016 Police State

A Case Western professor expressed shock at being ‘expected to cancel a week of summer classes in order to accommodate the quartering of the paramilitary force’ during the Republican National Convention.

An officer unloads his shotgun at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Many of the dorms on the university have been converted into temporary barracks for out-of-state law enforcement during the RNC. (Photo: The Observer)

CLEVELAND --- The needs of the massive militarized police force mobilized for this year’s Republican National Convention are disrupting an entire week of summer classes at a local university. Jane Morice, crime reporter for cleveland.com, reported that about 300 officers from the California State Highway Patrol and Pittsburgh Police Department

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Police Union Calls For Open-Carry Ban Ahead Of RNC

“I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point. They can fight about it after the RNC, or they can lift it after the RNC, but I want him to absolutely outlaw open-carry in Cuyahoga County until this RNC is over.”

A Colt M4 gun and a button that reads "I Vote - Proud Washington Gun Owner."

With fears of impending violence mounting on the eve of the Republican National Convention, the head of Cleveland’s largest police union called for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily ban the open carrying of guns as crowds of protesters and politicians arrived in town before the Republican National Convention. Stephen Loomis, president of

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Gov’t Amasses Riot Police, Military Gear, And Opens Makeshift Prisons To Prepare For RNC

Cleveland opens up extra space in jails, courts, and shuts down local university to house thousands of riot police and military weaponry as FBI and Homeland Security warn of “radical activists”

A police officer raises his weapon during a protest at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Kathryn Grim)

Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, are adding fuel to an already "combustible" atmosphere, some activists say, as the city readies extra jail space and courtrooms and shuts down a local university to house 1,700 riot police and their weapons in preparation for demonstrations at next week's Republican Party convention. Democracy Now! reported

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