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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.
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.