Permits for RNC protest parade, Public Square speakers now being accepted

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CLEVELAND– The city of Cleveland opened its application process for those wishing to participate in parades and public speaking during the Republican National Convention.

At noon on Tuesday, people could file for parade permits, park use permits and the speakers platform. The deadline is July 8 at 5 p.m. and the applications can be found here.

The designated route for protesters will stretch 1.5 mile from the Lorain-Carnegie Brbidge, onto Ontario, then Orange and East 9th Street.

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The so-called parades will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 18, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 19, July 20 and July 21. According to the city of Cleveland, the parades will run on the hour and will close the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge to traffic from July 17 to July 23.

Those with proper permits can place public art on Perk Plaza and Willard Park, while people can sign up for 30-minute speaking slots on Public Square. Speeches will go from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the RNC.

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