Police used pepper spray in clashes with protesters who gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, early on August 25 in a demonstration following the first night of the Republican National Convention.
In this footage, bicycle-mounted officers can be heard telling protesters to “move” while trying to disperse the demonstrators who gathered outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Main Headquarters in Charlotte. A police officer can be seen spraying a canister toward a protester, who then falls on the ground. Other protesters also appear to have been hit with the chemical spray.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said there were multiple arrests and pepper spray was deployed, according to reports.
Local media reported protesters gathered in Charlotte to oppose the convention taking place in the city. Credit: Jeffery Taylor via Storyful