Seventeen arrested in single day of conflict

Posted: 7:45 PM, Jul 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 19:50:00-04
Seventeen protesters arrested Wednesday
Seventeen protesters arrested Wednesday

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.