The Latest: No more people at RNC show norovirus symptoms

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations and gatherings outside the Republican National Convention (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

Health officials say no additional people have shown norovirus symptoms after members of the support team for the California delegation to the Republican National Convention got sick.

The health commissioner for Ohio’s Erie County said Wednesday that the 11 people who fell ill are recovering and taking precautions not to spread norovirus, or what’s commonly known as stomach flu. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The symptoms were first reported July 14 as logistics members arrived at a hotel about an hour west of Cleveland.

Health officials are still trying to identify the source. Norovirus can be contracted from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

The health commissioner says officials are working to prevent any sick people from getting on planes.


12:20 a.m.

A threatened flag burning and a wall-building stunt mocking Donald Trump’s Mexican border plan have potential to fuel already bubbling tensions outside the Republican National Convention.

Anti-government and anti-racism protesters are set to burn an American flag Wednesday at an undisclosed location.

A Latino social justice organization is holding an exercise on the city’s Public Square to “wall off” what they see as Trump’s hateful rhetoric.

Other protests are also planned.

Several protests Tuesday erupted into skirmishes and marchers tried to push their way into blocked off downtown streets.

Officers used bicycles to wall-off intersections and for the first time during the convention ordered demonstrators to disperse under the threat of arrest.