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Protesters detained at the barricades outside of DNC

6 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, July 25 2016 Jul 25, 2016 July 25, 2016 6:41 PM July 25, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: AP Photo

PHILADELPHIA - Transit officials are blocking anyone without a credential for the Democratic convention from traveling to the subway stop by the arena after dozens of demonstrators were detained outside.

A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says police requested the move because of the crowds on the street near the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.

Septa spokesman Andrew Busch says that southbound passengers must have a credential to travel to the final stop on the Broad Street line near the convention site. He says there are no restrictions on the northbound route.

Hundreds of protesters supporting Bernie Sanders have marched about 4 miles to the area. It's not clear if any of those detained as they tried to climb over barriers will be charged or cited.

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