March 14, 2016

Photos from the Cleveland Trump Rally (and the angry aftermath)

Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the IX Center in Cleveland Saturday. Thousands attended. These photos capture the merchandise, the protests, and the angry aftermath of the event.

Photos by Sam Allard and Eric Sandy.

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The venue -- media arrived bright and early Saturday morning.
The venue -- media arrived bright and early Saturday morning.
By 10 a.m., a crowd had formed outside the IX Center's West Entrance for the 2 p.m. speech.
By 10 a.m., a crowd had formed outside the IX Center's West Entrance for the 2 p.m. speech.
The crowd grows.
The crowd grows.
The crowd can't wait to see Trump.
The crowd can't wait to see Trump.
So much merch. Pins, generally, were 3/$10, though a few daring salesmen offered them 2/$5. One salesman told us the best seller (for him) was the standard "Trump 2016" pin.
So much merch. Pins, generally, were 3/$10, though a few daring salesmen offered them 2/$5. One salesman told us the best seller (for him) was the standard "Trump 2016" pin.
Trump hats. $20, 2/$30.
Trump hats. $20, 2/$30.
Trump shirts. (Certainly more tasteful than the "Hillary sucks, but not like Monica," shirts, which were not allowed inside the rally).
Trump shirts. (Certainly more tasteful than the "Hillary sucks, but not like Monica," shirts, which were not allowed inside the rally).
Trump sign.
Trump sign.
The line continues to grow.
The line continues to grow.
Trump supporter from Texas.
Trump supporter from Texas.