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Seventeen arrested in single day of conflict

Seventeen protesters arrested Wednesday
Seventeen protesters arrested Wednesday
Posted at 7:45 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 19:50:00-04

Seventeen protesters have been arrested during a volatile day of demonstrations and confrontations with police on Wednesday. 

What started out as a calm day of gatherings and demonstrations began to turn violent when as a group of protesters lit an American flag on fire.

According to reports, Joey Gregory Johnson was arrested for burning their flag on Wednesday. 

Police have said names of the arrested protesters will not be released until they're charged with a crime. According to police reports, charges include felonious assault on police officer, failure to disperse and resisting arrest.

To this point during the RNC, 22 people have been arrested.