Chicago, IL: July 17, 2020. Protest at Chicago’s Grant Park at the site of Christopher Columbus Statue located at the south side of the park near the intersection of Columbus and Roosevelt streets. Fireworks and other projectiles launched at police from crowd. Pepper Spray deployed by police. Video surveillance footage shows dozens in an organized element of the crowd wearing black clothing utilizing umbrellas and BLM signs as cover to approach police line and engage in violence; also providing projectiles to crowd members to encourage usage. 49 officers reported injured. 12 rioters arrested. 4 civilians reported taken to hospital.

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News: https://news.wttw.com/2020/07/20/police-lightfoot-call-friday-protest-ambush-anarchy-protesters-decry-police-brutality (wttw chicago)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-protesters-clash-near-columbus-statue-in-grant-park (fox news)

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