Chicago Mayor Laurie Lightfoot imposed a curfew tonight after violent protests erupted across the city. bg-voice.com.
The evening will be from 21:00 to 18:00 and will be valid “until further notice”.
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“What started as a peaceful protest has now become criminal behavior,” Lightfoot said.
“I watched the protesters throw not only words or pirates at our police station, but bottles of water, urine and God knows what else. I saw protesters armed with shovels, bats, hammers and metal pipes.
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Thousands of protesters continue to march through the city following a warning from the mayor, but most appear to be withdrawing.
“We will give people space to go home,” Lightfoot said. But she added: “We will not tolerate lawlessness.”
Earlier, a group of protesters looted a NIKE store on Michigan Avenue’s main shopping street. A camera shows a dozen people coming out of the window, grabbing goods from the shelves and hangers.
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In LA and Oakland, California, authorities were forced to send tanks and heavily armed police against protesters as they set fire to police cars and refused to withdraw.
Meanwhile, it became clear that two employees of the Federal Defense Service received gunshot wounds amid protests in the US city of Oakland, California, police said, quoted by CNN.
One of them died from his wounds.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. is with the protesters who have the right to demand justice.
Nike store on Michigan Ave smashed and completely looted pic.twitter.com/IRZc4FuDBO
– Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) May 31, 2020