With tensions at a boiling point, multitudes are gathering at the Republican National Convention and among those who are coming are Gun-toting men and women exercising their rights under the Second Amendment and bringing their weapons while supporters of civil rights campaigners group Black Lives Matters gathered in their hundreds close by.

Thousands of police officers have been drafted in from all over the region even as far as California and Indiana to try and prevent violence with the advice from senior officers to be ‘especially cautious’ against the threat of sniper fire. The open-carry activists defied a plea by the Cleveland police patrolmen’s union for no guns in the vicinity of the RNC. The union wrote to Ohio Governor John Kasich asking him to temporarily suspend the state’s open carry laws for the four-day convention fell on deaf ears.