A protest near the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park turned violent Friday night, as the crowd started hurling objects at police officers who were guarding the statue, according to reports.
The protest began at the park’s Buckingham Fountain, then the crowd moved to the Columbus statue, with some members throwing a rope around it – in an apparent attempt to topple it, the Chicago Tribune and WGN reported.
A total of 18 police officers were injured at the scene, the report said. Some required treatment at hospitals.
At least a dozen rioters were taken into custody, FOX 32 reported.
I did not think Mayor Groot had the balls to defend the city