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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the AT&T Station near the Wells Fargo Center, facing off with dozens of bike cops. A few protesters were then arrested after they jumped a fence that was erected moments earlier.
A loud throng of demonstrators remained despite the arrests, loudly chanting, "Hell no, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary!"
One of the few demonstrators arrested so far, reluctantly by a Philadelphia Police force that used bicycles as a blockade, was Kai Newkirk, a leader of Democracy Spring. Newkirk was taken into custody within seconds after jumping the fence. For more than half an hour, members of Democracy Spring tried to break through the bike blockade. But the group, which had told each other all day to use non-violent tactics, could not break the police line.
So far 18 protesters in all have been arrested.
The arrests were followed by loud chants by hundreds of protesters who yelled as delegate stragglers walked by and into the Wells Fargo Center.
originally posted by: Squirlli
I just heard there is some pretty stormy weather there in Philly. Are there still protests going on?