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Crowd protected at Playhouse Square

Revelers were aware of most of the security and prefer the protection. Revelers were aware of most of the security and prefer the protection.
Protesters appeared and demanded justice in a deadly police chase. Protesters appeared and demanded justice in a deadly police chase.

The huge crowds that descended onto Playhouse Square for Dazzle the District required a massive police presence.

Cleveland Police did more to amp up security for the event then just add a few extra officers. 

Many might not enough even have noticed or had been aware of the police protection. One walk through the crowds though revealed the watchful eyes of law enforcement from every angle. They watched in ways that might surprise the unsuspecting reveler.

While undercover officers mingled amongst the crowd; there were officers up above the crowd raised by a large lift who were watching and rolling cameras on all of the action.

Those up in the tall buildings looked down, and still more coordinated the security coverage all in a state-of-the-art mobile command unit. Those officers could see everything happening through the downtown cameras.

Additionally, police had more officers downtown to handle traffic and crowds for the Indians game and a concert. They took to the streets via mounted patrol others in the K-9 unit were there with dogs.

 Cleveland Police weren't taking any chances with a monumental-sized crowd. 

Even in a "feel good" crowd, one would never know what there would be to see. Protesters appeared complaining that there haven't been any charges filed in a deadly police chase.

One said until there is justice there won't be any peace.

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