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Protesters arrested in Charlotte as GOP delegates arrive

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 17:55:39-04

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say they made several arrests in Charlotte after some demonstrators skirmished with authorities late Friday, as delegates arrived for the start of the Republican National Convention.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Saturday that four people were arrested. One was charged with impeding traffic, disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.

Three were charged with assaulting a government official. Police say pepper spray was used to keep the crowd from interfering with arrests that were taking place.

The arrests happened after a group of about 60 demonstrators left a park and began a march throughout uptown Charlotte at about 9 p.m.