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5 arrested in Kentucky while protesting Trump's election

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Five people have been arrested at Western Kentucky University after demonstrators began protesting the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Daily News in Bowling Green reports protesters clashed with Trump supporters Wednesday evening outside a residence hall.

Campus police Sgt. Rafael Casas said the crowd gathered outside Pearce Ford Tower was peaceful at first, but then escalated into people shoving each other and throwing bottles.

The Warren County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called to assist campus police with the large "out of control" crowd.

The agency said it arrested five people who refused multiple orders to leave the area. All five are charged with failure to disperse and disorderly conduct.

The sheriff's office says the arrests were made to maintain order and ensure public safety.

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