We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead.

The Washington Post praises the city of Cleveland in this article for its “Midwest homey-ness” as diverse groups of people united during the RNC.

While organizers prepared for the worst, few expected the show of comradery that was displayed in Cleveland during the 2016 Republic National Convention. As the video below depicts, people from diverse backgrounds with varying points of view found a way to put aside their differences – if only for a dance on the street.

Washington Post writer, Dan Zak, explains the scene that seemed to characterize Cleveland’s role as host of the 2016 RNC:

“Brittany Atterberry was walking down East Fourth Street in her hometown when she encountered a visiting Trump supporter on his guitar. So she unsheathed her soprano sax, fixed a microphone on its bell, and jumped into the blues with him. Then Atterberry’s brother George Fossett, who was holding an END RACISM sign, started dancing with a bare-chested Biker for Trump.”

While politicians inside Quicken Loans Arena squabbled and squared off, outside, the masses enjoyed the energy and positive spirit of Downtown Cleveland. To read more, click here.