CLEVELAND — Security is tight at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Each time someone enters the secure area, they are required to pass through an airport-like screening overseen by both the Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service.
Except it’s a little more intense. While law enforcement has done a remarkable job processing the thousands of people who come and go through checkpoints each day, it does change things up regularly as to always keep you — and my guess is anyone with bad intentions — slightly unsettled.
I wanted, along with Jim Sharpe, to show you what it’s like to leave the secure area. We didn’t want to film operations and upset anyone, so we figured this was the best option.
Take a walk with us as we go to lunch and head down Fourth Street, a popular bar and restaurant area that has been taken over by the convention and its attendees.
Thousands of people crowd the street at all hours of the day to grab food or drinks, take in the sights or hawk their pro-Donald Trump goods, some of which isn’t exactly this side of family-friendly (don’t worry, the video above is).
So take a stroll with Jim and I as we leave the secure area surrounding the RNC in Cleveland.
KTAR’s Jim Sharpe and Carter Nacke are in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention all week. Stay with us for ongoing coverage, both on-air and online.