More arrests, 2 injuries after pared-down RNC in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — At least seven people were arrested and two people were hospitalized during protests outside North Carolina’s scaled-back share of the Republican National Convention.
Charlotte-Mecklenberg police said officers used pepper spray on demonstrators and made arrests after a crowd surrounded a burning object in the street after 10 p.m. Monday.
A video posted to Twitter showed officers running their bikes over people and using pepper spray to disperse the crowd.
Four more arrests were made after officers said someone cut down a flag outside police headquarters.
Police said they again used pepper spray and two people were hospitalized.