Protesters arrested in Charlotte, days before GOP convention


Photo courtesy Charlotte Uprising

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (NewsNation) — Police say they made several arrests in Charlotte after some demonstrators clashed with authorities late Friday, days before 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. 

Charlotte Uprising posted to their Facebook page Thursday, saying they would be gathering at Marshall Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m. to “Combat RNC.” The group posted photos from the gathering Friday night, saying “NO RNC IN CLT”.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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