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Cops surround protesters near Democrat convention


Police have surrounded protesters who blocked an intersection near the Democratic National Convention. At least one person has been put in handcuffs at the scene along a route used by delegate buses.

About 200 protesters began the march around 12:30 p.m. The group was intentionally outside of a designated parade route and didn't have a permit. They had only made it a few blocks when hundreds of officers began arriving.

Officers made a barricade of mountain bikes to stop the march, surrounded the group and attempted to corral them into an area designated for protester speeches.

A protester who tried to cross the barricade was put in handcuffs by officers. The protester had identified himself to a reporter as a veteran named John Penley earlier in the march.

A group of 25-30 protesters sat in the intersection and was surrounded by officers.

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