Youth Radio landed in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the Republican National Convention. Our reporters headed out to different corners of downtown to uncover the lay of the land. From a peace vigil to a lively anti-establishment protest all the way into the heart of the event: the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.
Here are some of our favorite images from Day Zero of the convention.
Across town a smaller, but altogether louder, group of activists from a cross-section of organizations gathered for an march to denounce candidate Donald Trump, the RNC, and the mainstream political parties as a whole. Their aim: to give voice to those who they see as oppressed and marginalized by establishment politics. A taste, perhaps, of what’s to come.
Meanwhile, at the Quicken Loans Arena — better known locally as “The Q” — reporter Soraya Shockley had a chance to tour the floor of the convention floor where delegates will gather to nominate Donald Trump for president.
Outside the Arena, within the security perimeter, Soraya ran into this familiar face.