Saturday, May 30, 2020

This is what happens when you publicly disgrace the new police superintendent and by extension, the entire CPD

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Lightfoot announces curfew as police SUVs flipped, set on fire in clashes with rioters during George Floyd protests in downtown

ANTIFA has no fear 

The mayor said the curfew would begin at 9 p.m. Saturday and last through 6 a.m. Sunday, as she blasted violent rioters, saying they undermined peaceful protesters.
By Sun-Times staff Updated May 30, 2020, 4:23pm CDT

A Chicago Police SUV is set on fire during violent protests Saturday as outrage builds over the Minneapolis police’s killing of George Floyd. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, noting her “total disgust” for rioters hitting downtown Chicago, announced a
curfew starting at 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday morning, after protesters and police clashed violently in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

A Chicago Police SUV was tipped onto its side and others had their windows broken or were set on fire. Some protesters threw bottles of urine or fireworks at police. And several officers were seen raising their batons and striking protesters during confrontations.

Multiple storefronts were smashed and along the Magnificent Mile, including a Nike store, which was looted, and an AT&T store. People were also seen entering a Starbucks and 7-Eleven through shattered windows and taking items near Lake and Dearborn streets. Looters also hit the Thompson Center.

WATCH: Mayor Lightfoot holds press conference as George Floyd protest escalates

The protest started 2 p.m. Saturday as hundreds began gathering at Federal Plaza, again chanting and demanding “Justice for George.” Soon, the crowd swelled into the thousands and spilled onto streets throughout the Loop, splintering into different groups.

Protesters surrounded police near the Daley Center and eventually posted up near Trump Tower while another group shut down Lake Shore Drive.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

About 5:30 p.m., a police line began pushing protesters south across the Chicago River. Several bridges spanning the river were raised, and police issued a warning to protesters in Spanish and English about the potential use of chemical agents, noise and less-than-lethal munitions to control the crowd, though the officers were not seen wearing equipment to protect themselves from tear gas.

State police were called in to assist Chicago officers.

Clashes with police soon followed in the area around Trump Tower, with protesters throwing bottles at police and lighting off fireworks. Officers were seen taking protesters into custody, but the number arrested was not immediately available.

A protester breaks a window in downtown Chicago Saturday as other protesters looted stores. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Crowds could be seen in arial footage pulling officers off protesters as they were being taken into custody and officers swinging at protesters with batons.

A police SUV was rolled on its side after protesters broke out its windows with clubs and skateboards, soon other police vehicles were lit on fire and left to burn around the area. By 8 p.m., looting was underway at multiple downtown building, including a Sprint store at the Thompson Center after its windows were shattered.
A Chicago police SUV burns outside AMC Theaters Saturday during clashes between protesters and police in River North. Ben Pope/Sun-Times

Most protesters were peaceful at the onset of the demonstration, carrying thousands of signs declaring “No justice, no peace,” and bearing the names of African Americans and others who have died at the hands police officers in Chicago and elsewhere.

Tensions quickly mounted in various pockets of the sprawling march, with numerous scuffles between protesters and police. Some people could be seen spray-painting CTA buses and police vehicles, while others hurled eggs and water bottles at officers who scrambled to contain the crowd. Tires on several police SUVs were slashed.

A protester’s eyes are flushed out as police and protesters clash Saturday. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Tyler LaRiviere

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Replying to @TylerLaRiviere

Cops seem to be deploying a LRAD to get protesters off the Wabash Bridge they are issuing warnings now. #Chicago #GeorgeFloyd

Tyler LaRiviere

Cops issuing an automated dispersal order in English and Spanish to protesters on Wabash Bridge. #Chicago #GeorgeFloyd

5:44 PM - May 30, 2020 · Chicago, IL
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City officials had braced for a sizable showing, enacting a sweeping downtown parking banthat restricted vehicles from Chicago Avenue south to Congress and from Lake Shore Drive west to Wells. The CTA canceled most Loop service for a portion of the afternoon and again in the evening.

The crowds on Saturday dwarfed protests on Friday that stretched into early Saturday. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said those was mostly peaceful, though a series of tense confrontations led to 108 arrests and about a dozen injured officers, including one who suffered a broken wrist. Several Loop storefronts were smashed.


  1. Anonymous5/30/2020

    Animals - all will get supervision. Fucking Democrats

  2. Justice for Juicy. Justice for Juicy.

  3. LRAD? An Acoustic system? Dang, would love to see that on video. . .

  4. Anonymous5/30/2020

    Is this the beginning of the breakdown of civilization ? How much longer are we going to tolerate this lawless behavior ? When do we as civilized Americans stand up and fight back against these animals ? I don't understand why the paradigm of use of force is not being adhered to, clearly these animals have escalate to great bodily harm and disregard for life as they are viciously attacking the Chicago Police. The same people they call to protect them in the time of need. I am disgusted with this Mayor Beetlejuice, she say "I am calling you out", what in the fuck does that mean ? What the fuck does that resolve this violent situation ? I say enough, I too am tired of the violence against police, these animals need to receive what they are dishing out.

  5. Disagreed with the mayor?

    Mayor Lori should have had troops ready and CTA shut down BEFORE rioting and looting occurred. ☹️

    1. Also, Mayor Lori needed bridges up, border closings with various suburbs and Hammond. ☹️

  6. Anonymous5/31/2020

    Time to issue shotguns and rubber buckshot. Bring back the Daley dozers and the water canons.

  7. Anonymous5/31/2020

    Wood shampoos?? Curb biters?? Push bars are put on squad cars to "push" things......

    1. Anonymous5/31/2020

      Time for the kid gloves to come off, for all of us. Protect our CPD, neighbors and businesses ourselves. The police are being handcuffed from protecting even themselves so how are they going to protect us ? We need to stand up and protect the CPD and ourselves.

  8. Anonymous5/31/2020

    Mayor Larry has proved that he is inept, unprepared and lacks the leadership skills to lead Chicago. Chicago has seen its better days, the future of Chicago is very bleak.....

  9. Anonymous5/31/2020

    Beetlejuice sets a curfew yet is unprepared for this rioting, no National Guard called, she can go fuck herself.

    1. Anonymous5/31/2020

      National guard has been called you moron.

      Looters don’t equal democrats idiots. They’re just punks, not voters of the Dems.

      Not all protestors are violent thugs tho, most are exercising their first amendment rights in the constitution. Which cops are sworn to faithfully uphold first and foremost!!

      Just as all protestors are not good guys and there are plenty of bad actors in the protestors, but there are bad actors with the cops. Remember this whole thing stared with cops who murdered someone. I haven’t seen anything bad that Chicago cops have done in this and I support them fully in keeping people and property safe. Just use proper restraint and don’t attack the peaceful protesters. Use that energy against the violent ones and looters.

      Anyone who takes a black and white view of the world and sees one side as completely evil and another as completely good (which is the view of many of either side right now) are a part of the problem.

      Use your brain and take a nuanced view on the world. I support the good cops and thank them for keeping the stores from being looted. If the protestors turned violent by all means use all force needed.

    2. Anonymous5/31/2020

      I guess the Looters are Republicans/Conservatives? As for the Cops murdering someone, that has not been determined. Excessive force.... Yes.... DemocRATS have stoked the fire for along time, they have backed these violent leftists for years, well this is what you get.