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BLOG: Police detain over 40 near DNC convention

The York Dispatch

From The Associated Press:

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities have begun detaining protesters who tried to climb over barricades manned by police at the edge of the security zone that surrounds the site of the Democratic convention.

Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan says over 40 people have been detained Monday.

Other protesters sat down outside the entrance to the subway station where service to the arena had been suspended earlier Monday.

Demonstrators yell to police from behind a barricade near the AT&T Station in Philadelphia, Monday, July 25, 2016, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Officials say some people will be detained temporarily and receive citations, but won’t be arrested.

A number of the protesters were affiliated with Democracy Spring, a group that wants to abolish superdelegates.