Only two people have been arrested during the first 48 hours of demonstrations at the Republican National Convention, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams reported Monday.
A woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and a man was charged with petty theft for allegedly trying to steal a police officer's gas mask Sunday night, officials said.
Otherwise, the opening day of the convention was relatively peaceful. Officers had to break up a few minor skirmishes between opposing groups at various demonstrations on Monday, including a clash that involved men in military fatigues verbally sparring with anti-Trump demonstrators. But in each case, Williams said, officers on bicycles simply formed a wall between the clashing crowds. No one was arrested at any of those scenes.