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Protesters march on the DNC

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Police officers ride their bicycles on the street outside the Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3, 2012. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages

About 100 protesters participated in a "test" march near the Democratic National Convention site in Charlotte Monday night, according to the Charlotte Observer.

The protesters, who were vastly outnumbered by police, blocked McDowell Street and 11th Street with their march after 11 p.m. Monday. They are based at the Occupy Charlotte camp in Marshall Park.

Police on bicycles and walking among the crowd made sure the group stayed out of residential neighborhoods, the Observer reports. The march lasted little more than an hour, as protesters said it was meant to test the police presence in the convention's host city.

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