Chicago Police outnumbered, hit with barrage of flying items while on duty

July 18, 2020 / 963 views

It's getting out of control over in Chicago as police are heavily outnumbered by protesters. The police officers were sent to defend a statue of Columbus and the protesters are throwing objects at them. Most of the objects look like water or drink bottles. Some of them are blocked or caught by officers, but not all.

ABC7 Chicago:

Chicago police clashed with protesters near the large statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park Friday evening.
Police deployed pepper spray on crowds attempting to pull down the statue, forcing the crowd to eventually dispersed from the area.
Prior to that moment, protesters were seen throwing bottles and full soda cans at police, while some even shot off fireworks. Multiple officers were reportedly injured, and some were treated at the scene.
The Chicago Fire Department says that at least four members of the crowd were also injured and taken to a hospital in good condition.

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Source: abc7chicago

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