The Democrat National Convention (DNC) is being held in Philadelphia this year. Much like the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, the event will be chock-full of politics. However, the RNC’s attendees did something unexpected, and others are now issuing a challenge to the DNC after what cops already experienced in Cleveland.
The GOP’s convention will kick off today, and some of the promised speakers include Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley, and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke from Montana. However, Blue Lives Matter and the officers sent to keep people safe at the RNC were not concerned with who will be on the podium, who attendees back in a political election, or the political affiliation of those around them. They were concerned with how police officers were greeted, and they were met with a surprise upon arrival at the RNC.
As police officers walk down E 4th St in Cleveland right outside RNC, bystanders give them standing ovation pic.twitter.com/MNw4FyNFKn
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) July 17, 2016
Bystanders in Cleveland gave all police officers walking by a standing ovation. They clapped and cheered for those in blue. CNN’s Brenna Williams posted a fantastic video on Sunday of attendees to the GOP convention in Cleveland applauding police officers and thanking them for honoring their duty to protect and serve. It wasn’t only a few bystanders and RNC attendees that made the police officers feel welcome. Looking at the videos, it seems that every single person is trying to let them know they are respected and appreciated.
— Brenna Will-yams ???? (@brennawilliams) July 18, 2016
Now, the challenge goes out to those attending the left-leaning Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. Will those men and women in blue get the same welcome as the ones in Cleveland? Will the Democrats finally stand up and say “enough killing of our innocent officers”? Will attendees and bystanders honor the police officers dispatched to their event, tasked with protecting them? Challenge issued, DNC attendees. Now, the ball is in your court.