BLOG: Cleveland tightens security ahead of convention

The York Dispatch

Authorities in Cleveland are said to be preparing for all scenarios at the Republican National Convention, which starts Monday:

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CLEVELAND — The Latest on convention security preparations following the truck attack in France (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Downtown Cleveland is beginning to undergo a transformation three days before the beginning of the Republican National Convention.

Even as restaurants and bars fill up with the usual Friday post-work patrons, large tents are being erected outside Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention gets underway Monday.

Daniel Shepherd levels a pole marking the section for delegates from the District of Columbia as preparations take place for the Republican National Convention inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Drivers headed into downtown are seeing signs urging people to call an FBI tip line if they see anything suspicious.

A tall security fence is going up along several blocks of East 9th Street in the heart of downtown.

The city hasn’t commented on any changes to security following the truck attack in Nice (nees), France, on Thursday that killed dozens.

Authorities previously announced restrictions on road and air transportation and on boats in Lake Erie.

But a pair of York County delegates aren't concerned.

From Dispatch government reporter Greg Gross ...

With protesters expected to converge onCleveland as the city hosts the Republican National Convention next week, security will be tight.

But some of York County's Republican delegates, all of whom have sworn their allegiance to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, said they're not worried protesters will disrupt the goings-on.

York County Republican delegate Matthew Jansen called the pastor of a Dallastown church after seeing their sign wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan."

“I'm going to feel extremely safe out there because a large portion of the Republican delegation will be armed to the teeth,” said Matt Jansen Jr., a delegate from North Codorus Township who also is on the Spring Grove Area School Board.

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