Chicago police, protesters clash near Columbus statue in Grant Park

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  9 comments

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Chicago police, protesters clash near Columbus statue in Grant Park
A protest near the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago's Grant Park turned violent Friday night, as the crowd started hurling objects at police officers who were guarding the statue, according to reports.

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Chicago police, protesters clash near Columbus statue in Grant Park

A protest near the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago's Grant Park turned violent Friday night, as the crowd started hurling objects at police officers who were guarding the statue, according to reports.

As conditions worsened, dozens of police officers arrived from across the city, FOX 32 of Chicago reported.

© 2020 Getty Images CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 19: Workers cover a statue of Christopher Columbus before the start of a Juneteenth march organized by faith leaders on June 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The protest began at the park's Buckingham Fountain, then the crowd moved to the Columbus statue, with some members throwing a rope around it - in an apparent attempt to topple it, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Rioters were heard chanting, "Columbus was a murderer! Columbus was a thief!" the newspaper reported.

As objects flew in the air toward police, some officers were seen hitting some members of the crowd with batons, the Tribune reported.


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Texan1211
1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

Thank heaven these protests are peaceful.

 
 
 
loki12
2  loki12    3 weeks ago

So while the police deal with these peaceful idiots, police officers are unable to deal with the black lives don’t matter morons who are killing each other at record pace.

 
 
 
Ender
3  Ender    3 weeks ago
Failure is man's fate
Blacklist of mistakes
Nothing's what it seems
Blown to smithereens
Commandeer, own your fear
Associate and integrate
A rabble rouser in your face
A proclamation of defense
The outrage of the innocent
Unyielding to the consequence
A rabble rouser to the end
Fight, rabble rouser
Fight, rabble rouser
.
Livin' out the thin illusion
Evolution, revolution
Time and time and time again
Life is short and God is man
 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

It's all just mindless scapegoating. People need to feel victimized for their self esteem, so they invent an oppressor. Columbus is so far removed from our times that the notion he did anything that should outrage anyone is absurd. It's all so hypocritical, too. They want to rage against Columbus for leading white people to America, but they aren't prepared to give it back to the natives and move back to Europe, are they?

 
 
 
Texan1211
 
 
Sean Treacy
6  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

Good for the cops ...

im sure the mayor will punish them for doing their job and the DA will ensure no “peaceful protester”  gets punished for injuring them.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
7  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

A gang of 50 “protesters” also looted a store on the magnificent mile last night after the riot.

of course, that’s not really newsworthy in Chicago anymore.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    3 weeks ago
of course, that’s not really newsworthy in Chicago anymore.

About the only way that would have made the news if if the store owner dropped about 10 or 15 in their tracks while they did it, and then Lightfoot could have had the guy protecting his stuff arrested.

 
 
 
Texan1211
8  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago
 
 
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