Two arrested during DNC protest march in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police reportedly arrested two people Sunday during a protest march before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

According to WSOC, 23-year-old Anna Marie Wright had a knife and was wearing a mask when she was arrested at the corner of 4th and College Street.

Chris Wright Stephens, 22, was arrested on South College Street and charged with disorderly conduct, assault on a government official, and resisting arrest.  WSOC reports Stephens was not a protester, but a bystander.

Prior to the march, hundreds of protesters from several states rallied in Frazier Park where they set up tents, banners and a stage.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe told WBTV about 750 people marched.

Some of the groups included in the march were March on Wall Street South, Occupy Charlotte and No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice, WBTV reports.

WSOC reports some of the protesters also attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa.  The protesters said they wanted to continue spreading their various messages in Charlotte during the DNC.

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In the video below, FOX8’s Nicole Ferguson talks about security measures being taken during the the DNC.