Several protesters arrested after flag-burning protest at Republican Convention

Maxwell Tani
Protesters burning American flag outside RNC
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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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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