Protesters climb flagpoles near Republican National Convention

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 13:46:34-04

FLAG POLE PROTESTSCLEVELAND, OHIO – Two activists climbed 60-foot flagpoles near the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland on Tuesday. They were carrying a 625-square-foot banner asking Republicans not to “Trump” local communities.

Cleveland Police reasoned with the protesters until they came down on their own.

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The protesters said they are involved in the fight against fracking and want to show a connection to the immigration justice movement.

Police handcuffed and arrested the activists when they got back on the ground.

In a tweet Tuesday morning, Cleveland Police said they have made made about five total arrests, all of them minor incidents.

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