CLEVELAND, Ohio–Former National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party told Fox News on Sunday that violence will likely happen in the city during the Republican National Convention.
“From what I know many of the groups on the left, mainly the white left, and others, I know for a fact that there’s going to be the blocking of highways and there’s going to be arrests and there’s going to be some things,” Shabazz said. “I hear, that’s going to go on next week. It’s highly likely there’s going to be a lot of arrests, there’s going to be tear gas. It’s going to be happening. We’ll be happening here.”
Local, state and federal law enforcement, along with hundreds police officers from all over the country, will be in Cleveland to provide security. Workers on Friday set up concrete traffic barriers and tall metal fences around the perimeter of the Convention site. Such measures were taken, Reuters reports, to stop an attack similar to the one in Nice, France, when the perpetrator slammed a truck into a crowd killing over 80 people.