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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Protests Continue on Final Night of the Convention


Five days of protests culminated in a confrontation with the police Thursday night on the last day of the Democratic National Convention, with demonstrators taking to the streets as delegates packed Time Warner Cable Arena to hear President Obama's acceptance speech.

Roughly 100 people marched from their encampment and were met immediately by police officers, who steered them away from those gathered on the streets near the arena. Protesters shouted, “Justice nowhere, police everywhere.” A standoff ensued before the protesters were allowed to continue, with their number growing as they marched.

There were four more arrests in two incidents Thursday afternoon, bringing to 25 the total number of arrests related to the convention protests.