PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several people have been taken into custody following a brief clash between police and protesters in Philadelphia.
Protesters gathered for a noontime protest of a law enforcement conference being held at the city’s convention center, carrying signs denouncing police and chanting slogans.
Hours later, protesters marched a few blocks away to the statue of a former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner that has spurred protests and vandalism.
There, some protesters clashed with officers and several were wrestled to the ground and their hands secured behind them. Five were led to a waiting police van.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that there had been arrests but said she didn’t know the exact number. She said two officers sustained minor injuries.