Several protesters arrested after flag-burning protest at Republican Convention

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Protesters burning American flag outside RNC

According to the Cleveland Police Department, firefighters extinguished and later confiscated a flag that a group of protesters were attempting to destroy.

The department claimed that two officers were assaulted and left with minor injuries.

As the protest appeared to escalate, police quickly formed a line, forcing the protesters and members to clear the street where the protest was taking place.

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Police and other security officials arrest a member of the "Revolutionary Communist Party, USA" after party members burned a U.S. flag outside the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, the site for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A security official tries to extinguish a fire after members of the "Revolutionary Communist Party, USA" burned the U.S. flag outside the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, the site for the Republican National Convention in Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Julie Leroy has her picture taken by police after being arrested during a protest outside the venue on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A protester screams after being detained following a demonstration near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Cleveland police officers clash with a group attempting to burn a U.S. flag while protesting near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: Police tackle a protestor that tried to burn an American Flag after a fight broke out between opponents outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: Police arrest a protestor that tried to prevent someone from burning an American Flag outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: Police tackle a protestor that tried to burn an American Flag after a fight broke out between opponents outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: Police tackle a protestor that tried to burn an American Flag after a fight broke out between opponents outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: A senior officer with the Cleveland Police attempts to talk with and calm down a man that was agitated during protests outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, USA - JULY 20: Mounted Police move in to break up crowd while other officers make arrests outside the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 20, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
An activists shouts as she is arrested by police during a protest outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Two activists argue during a protest outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. / AFP / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Though the police responded swiftly, the protest itself may have been slightly overblown.

Some observers on the ground noted that members of the media likely outnumbered protesters.

While many observers feared that the convention would be marred by protests, most protests have largely been peaceful thus far.

The police department has been responsive, swiftly deploying riot police and firefighters repeatedly at even the slightest signs of violent protests that have largely failed to materialize.

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