Protesters Arrested Outside Republican National Convention

Ryan Parker
A protester in front of the RNC on Wednesday afternoon is being led away by police.

Two police officers were assaulted during the protest, according to police. They sustained "minor injuries."

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several arrests were made Wednesday afternoon right outside the Republican National Convention.

Both men and women, many chanting anti-Donald Trump messages, were led away handcuffed, driven from the area in police vans. 

It appeared at least 10 arrests were made. An official number is unknown. 

Two police officers were assaulted during the protest, according to police. They sustained "minor injuries." 

The order to disburse was given by police for the area to be cleared by media and onlookers. 

Some protesters had torn clothing. 

A massive police presence swarmed the area after an American flag was reportedly being burned. It is unclear what exactly prompted police to begin to make arrests. 

Some delegates were unable to enter Quicken Loans Arena because the arrests were being made. The delegates made their dissatisfaction known to police by telling officers it was unacceptable to block the entire area. 

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