August 10, 2020

Riots hit downtown Chicago, stores looted

Chicago (AFP) – Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalized stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire, police said.Local media cited police saying more than 100 people were arrested¬†and 13 officers wounded as rioters smashed windows and looted high-end stores.”Shots fired at police who returned fire,” tweeted Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern early on Monday, who indicated that no officers had been injured in that exchange.Local media said law enforcement was unsure what had sparked the unrest, which came after a repor…


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