Police scuffle with protesters ahead of Republican National Convention, pepper spray deployed

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Published on August 22, 2020 by

Protests are already underway in Charlotte, N.C. ahead of the Republican National Convention.

Shortly after 11 p.m., police tried to disperse protesters gathered in the downtown area of Charlotte.

Police say pepper spray was deployed after some protesters grabbed officers’ bikes.

According to police, at least one person was arrested. Demonstrations are expected to continue in the city until the convention wraps up next Thursday.

President Donald Trump is expected to arrive in the city on Monday, but hundreds of Republican delegates are already in Charlotte.

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