So scary. As tensions heighten after recent worldwide attacks, police are gearing up their security measures for violent riots that may occur at the Republican National Convention on July 18. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details on why officials are preparing for ‘the worst.’
As thousands assemble to march in Cleveland, Ohio for the RNC, police are bracing themselves for trouble. There will be a plethora of Donald Trump supporters and nay-sayers present for the moment he is named the official Republican candidate, thus cops have decided to increase their defense mechanisms to keep attendees safe — in a state that allows civilians to carry guns. “Officers from various precincts are being brought in as extra security for the Republican Convention,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Some officers are even being asked to work overtime because senior officials are fearing the worst, in terms of riots and fighting.”
“All hands will have to be on deck to ensure no trouble breaks out. However, it’s not a situation any police officer wants to be in, and they are already being told that the protests could get out of hand, and violence could break out at any moment,” our source continued.
Main roads have already been blockaded, which will prevent any vehicles from making their way through the busy crowds as the protests occur. These hiked up security methods are to prevent the tragedy that occurred in France, on July 14 where 84 innocents lost their lives and in Texas, where five cops were slain on July 7 — from occurring here next.
The police union did attempt for John Kasich to call a “state of emergency” and to get a suspension of open-carry gun laws for the RNC, but the governor said it was “beyond his authority,” according to NBC. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams also explained his reason on July 17: “We’re going to allow them to exercise their First Amendment rights in a peaceful way. For the past eight days, we’ve done that. And we haven’t had any issues.”
HollywoodLifers, are you glad to hear that Ohio police are taking extra security measures at the Republican National Convention?