WSLS 10, “Police: Anarchist group ‘hijacked’ anti-Trump protest”

Officers in riot gear blocked the crowd at W Burnside Street and Broadway, telling anyone wishing to continue peacefully demonstrating to head to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Anyone who stayed could be associated with violent anarchists, police said.

Shortly after 10 p.m. police warned people around the North Park Blocks that they would be placed under arrest if they did not leave. Some people were seen being taken into custody. PPB Sgt. Pete Simpson said a number of people were arrested.

The crowd that reassembled in Pioneer Courthouse Square remained peaceful.

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