Disturbing video out of Chicago shows police guarding a statue of Christopher Columbus being barraged by projectiles and fireworks by a crowd intent on tearing down the monument.
Video posted by photojournalist Dominic Gwinn shows bottles, rocks, and what appear to be fireworks raining down on the police in a sustained and coordinated attack. Yikes!
Holy fuck. All of a sudden pic.twitter.com/h4hTeHtJQH
— Dominic Gwinn (@DominicGwinn) July 18, 2020
Tonight’s protest outside the Columbus statue in Grant Park turned violent shortly after I got there
You can catch the full Facebook live hit for CBSN @cbschicago at the link below:
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 18, 2020
Gwinn’s put pictures of the confrontation and of the crowd up on his Twitter feed. The move could spur federal action similar to that in Portland Oregon that fueled Democrats inauthentic outrage today as previously reported.