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MITCH WEISS
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Five people have been arrested as they tried to force their way into the annual shareholders’ meeting for Bank of America in Charlotte.

Hundreds of people gathered on the streets Wednesday morning as dozens of police officers worked to contain the protest.

Johnny Rosa of Framingham, MA, was one of those arrested. Rosa said before he was taken into custody that his home had been foreclosed and he wanted to tell shareholders the foreclosure was wrong because he wanted to make payments.

Charlotte police planned to use new ordinance allowing the city to declare public gatherings as extraordinary events. Authorities can then designate areas where people won’t be allowed to carry backpacks, magic markers and other items.

The measures were adopted in advance of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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