CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheBlaze/AP) — Police surrounded a group of protesters Monday who blocked an intersection along a route used by delegate buses near the Democratic National Convention. At least one person was put in handcuffs.
The group of about 200 protesters began the march around 12:30 Monday. The group was intentionally heading outside of a designated parade route and didn’t have a permit to march. They had only made it a few blocks from a city park where they are camping and gathering when hundreds of officers began arriving.
Officers made a barricade of mountain bikes to stop the march’s progress, surrounded the group and attempted to corral them into an area near the park designated for protester speeches.