Chicago was on a downward trend under Rahm Emanuel. But, Lightfoot has pressed the accelerator harder making conditions even worse.
Fox News reports 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.As conditions worsened, dozens of police officers arrived from across the city, FOX 32 of Chicago 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.At least four civilians were taken to hospitals but their medical conditions were unknown, Chicago's WGN-TV reported.
Protesters launch fireworks and other items at Chicago police officers guarding Columbus statue in Grant Park pic.twitter.com/WCga8c47Ty— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) July 18, 2020