Cleveland, Ohio – The driver in a police caravan led by vehicles marked the city of Shaker Heights gave the middle finger to protesters lining the street in University Circle ahead of the president’s debate.
The incident took place as a caravan of vehicles carrying armed officers not far from East Boulevard on Hazel Drive, from where a non-violent social justice protest erupted involving Black Lives Matter Cleveland.
Initial crowds estimate that at least 500 people attended the event.
“Why are you in riot gear?” I don’t see a riot here, “the protesters could be heard passing vehicles.
A one-finger salute can be clearly seen with the extended hand from the window of the officers’ third vehicle.
BLM marched around the enclosed areas of Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion of the March Health Education Campus. The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are hosts of the debate.
Many protesters called it a night as the sun went down shortly before 8 a.m. as the march returned to the Wade Oval near the Cleveland Museum of Art. The 90-minute debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden begins at 9 p.m.