USA Today: “Weekend protests against police brutality in Chicago devolved into violent skirmishes resulting in two dozen arrests, 17 injured officers and at least two injured protesters.”
Dozens were arrested over the weekend in major cities including Portland, Seattle and Pittsburgh as demonstrations over systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd continued.
Video taken Sunday showed a confrontation blocks away from a peaceful protest in Portland after police declared a riot overnight Saturday.
Protests have happened nightly in Portland for more than two months follow Floyd’s death on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.
Police in Seattle, where Chief Carmen Best recently announced her resignation, said protests erupted into violence Sunday night and at least three officers were injured and 18 people were arrested.
In Pittsburgh, the American Civil Liberties Union condemned the “snatch-and-stash” tactic used during the arrest of a protester at a Saturday march.
Weekend protests against police brutality in Chicago devolved into violent skirmishes resulting in two dozen arrests, 17 injured officers and at least two injured protesters.
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