Protesters in defense of LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter and those unaffiliated with groups (one in a chicken suit) are gathering downtown to protest Republican nominee Donald Trump. Coinciding with the final night of the DNC, Trump is scheduling to being a string of speeches across the midwest beginning at the Double Tree downtown in Cedar Rapids. Several officers and ambulances stood by in a measure of good safety, and in prevention and control of any violence. Cedar Rapidians of all backgrounds genders races and cultures were designated to remain across the street to peacefully protest the Republican Nominee. Trump is scheduled to speak at the DoubleTree by Hilton this evening at 8:00 PM CST.