Skirmishes break out in Charlotte between police and protesters as GOP convention nears

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The weekend before the start of Monday’s Republican National Convention in Charlotte opened Friday night on an unsettling note, as demonstrators skirmished with police and officers reportedly made multiple arrests. The turnout in uptown Friday night was small compared to the outpouring of marchers who flooded into uptown following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May. But confrontations did occur. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said on the department’s Twitter feed at 11:15 p.m. that an unspecified number of officers had been “assaulted” at Trade and North Tryon ...


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