By Dan Wing and Justin Finch
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than 50 protesters were arrested in South Philadelphia during day one of the Democratic National Convention.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Coming Out Of Church Injured, Police Say
Philadelphia Police say a group of demonstrators gathered near Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, and around 5:30 p.m. 54 of them tried to climb a perimeter fence into a secured area.
Police say 32 men and 22 women were detained and cited for disorderly conduct before being released.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says, “They weren’t going to stop and they made that clear until they were arrested.”READ MORE: Four Children Among Five Killed In Pottstown Home Explosion, Police Say
Despite the extreme heat and pop up storms Monday, police say officer/protester relations have been civil.
“Right now, the group is appreciative of our presence, they said more times than I can count how when we were out there.”
Now on day two and up to Thursday, protests are expected to continue.
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