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These Photos Capture The Scene Outside The Republican National Convention

Things stayed relatively calm during the event's first couple of days.

Thousands of people, including a number of protesters, have flocked to Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention.

Demonstrations in the city remained fairly calm during the first two days of the convention, with police only making a few arrests. Officers have at times tried to keep protests from turning violent by using their bikes to create barriers between opposing sides.

See photos from Cleveland below:

  • Protesters yell at each other while demonstrating at the Public Square during the Republican National Convention.
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    Protesters yell at each other while demonstrating at the Public Square during the Republican National Convention.
  • Protesters struggle with police after trying to burn an American Flag near the sight of the Republican National Convention (R
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    Protesters struggle with police after trying to burn an American Flag near the sight of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in downtown Cleveland on the third day of the convention.
  • A man crosses the Hope Memorial Bridge behind an anti-Trump protest to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
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    A man crosses the Hope Memorial Bridge behind an anti-Trump protest to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
  • <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a> supporters hold a banner during a demonstration.
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    Donald Trump supporters hold a banner during a demonstration.
  • Demonstrators cross the Hope Memorial Bridge during an anti-Trump protest to coincide with the Republican National Convention
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    Demonstrators cross the Hope Memorial Bridge during an anti-Trump protest to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
  • Anti-Trump protestors march together under and overpass after crossing the Hope Memorial Bridge during the 2016 Republican Na
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    Anti-Trump protestors march together under and overpass after crossing the Hope Memorial Bridge during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
  • A woman holds up a flower as a group of religious extremists hold a protest.
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    A woman holds up a flower as a group of religious extremists hold a protest.
  • Protesters demonstrate against Donald Trump near the site of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in downtown Cleveland o
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    Protesters demonstrate against Donald Trump near the site of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in downtown Cleveland on the third day of the convention.
  • California Highway Patrol officers hold their batons as they block the path of protesters.
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    California Highway Patrol officers hold their batons as they block the path of protesters.
  • A protester confronts an Akron police officer.
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    A protester confronts an Akron police officer.
  • Protesters march during a "Dump Trump" demonstration.
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    Protesters march during a "Dump Trump" demonstration.
  • A member of the activist group Code Pink makes a peace sign while protesting.&nbsp;
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    A member of the activist group Code Pink makes a peace sign while protesting. 
  • Protesters shout at a man reading Bible verses.
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    Protesters shout at a man reading Bible verses.
  • A man walks with a cross advocating voting for Jesus.
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    A man walks with a cross advocating voting for Jesus.
  • A man speaks out against the police fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014.&nbsp;
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    A man speaks out against the police fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. 
  • Protesters march in the End Poverty Now demonstration.&nbsp;
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    Protesters march in the End Poverty Now demonstration. 
  • Police officers use bicycles to push back protesters.
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    Police officers use bicycles to push back protesters.
  • Protesters march through downtown Cleveland.
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    Protesters march through downtown Cleveland.
  • Protesters march through downtown Cleveland.&nbsp;
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    Protesters march through downtown Cleveland. 
  • Cleveland police officers detain a protester in Cleveland Public Square.
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    Cleveland police officers detain a protester in Cleveland Public Square.
  • A young boy shakes a police officer's hand.
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    A young boy shakes a police officer's hand.
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