• 17 arrested at flag burning near Republican convention

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio: Police arrested 17 people on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland after protesters tried to burn American flags. Two officers were assaulted and suffered “minor bumps and bruises,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Two people were arrested on felony counts and 15 others on misdemeanor charges. “There are people [who]don’t want to just protest,” Williams said. “Their only reason for being here is disruption, disorder and chaos.” Tensions flared on the street in front of a secure entrance area to the Quicken Loans Arena, where Republicans anointed Donald Trump as their party’s 2016 presidential nominee.

    AFP

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