Something is happening at the Republican National Convention and it appears to be nothing short of chaos.
Several people have been handcuffed. Some remain on the ground. Cops have swarmed the area and blocked off movement #RNCinCLE
— James Queally (@JamesQueallyLAT) July 20, 2016
Some reports indicate that there was a flag-burning demonstration that got out of control.
Total clusterfuck at the RNC right now. I was told flag burning but the confrontation that followed seems to have resulted in an arrest
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 20, 2016
I hate everything. pic.twitter.com/7X1oIvqvHw
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) July 20, 2016
@mattdpearce what is going on? Is this the flag burning thing?
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 20, 2016
References to “the flag burning thing” mean that it was a known and possibly planned event, but the appearance of “a zillion” cops, according to the LA Times‘ Matt Pearce, indicates that things went a little off-the-rails.
Protesters appear to be being arrested simultaneously but it is unclear if they are related to the flag burning.
— lancegould (@lancegould) July 20, 2016
— Kris Cruz (@rc_kris) July 20, 2016
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 20, 2016
— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) July 20, 2016
Keep it here for updates.
UPDATE — 4:36 p.m. EST:
Here is a live stream from someone at the protest:
RNC protests LIVEhttps://t.co/XPnTvDU4v3
— Zr1Trader (@ZR1Trader) July 20, 2016
UPDATE — 4:45 p.m. EST:
Another live stream:
RNC Protest – Live Stream https://t.co/duBiEz3Rse
— Cyborg Gens v23∞ (@comgenKDT) July 20, 2016
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