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Woman arrested outside Pence’s speech at Republican National Convention in Baltimore

People fight outside of Fort McHenry before the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence who will speak at the historic site during the RNC.

Baltimore Police say a 19-year-old woman was arrested outside the Republican National Convention in Fort McHenry after a scuffle broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy said Laura Brown, 19, of Baltimore was arrested on an assault charge. Information on her case was not immediately available in online court records, so it is unknown if she has retained an attorney.

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A group of protesters and Trump supporters began shoving one another after about 30 minutes of chanting and shouting. Police separated the groups while using Tasers and detained one protester at the scene.

A male Trump supporter could be seen being escorted away from the scene by police, and officers later nabbed a man who rode his bike into a group of people.

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Republican Vice President Mike Pence spoke during his renomination address at the convention Wednesday night, with a surprise appearance from President Donald Trump, drawing protesters outside the star-shaped fort.

The vice president spent his speech depicting an unsafe future for Americans if Trump were to lose in November.

During his speech, he said that “the choice in this election is whether American remains America” amid the backdrops of violence in the streets of Wisconsin in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot in the back Aug. 23 by a white officer. Two protesters would also later be killed in a shooting and a 17-year-old was later arrested and charged with intentional homicide.

“The hard truth is, you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” he said.

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Baltimore Sun reporter Emily Opilo contributed to this article.

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