Arrested, 13 Officers Injured In Chicago After Police Shoot Man

Looting, Police Clashes Hit Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Chicago Unrest After Police Shooting Called 'Criminal Conduct' By Mayor'

Tally said the violent outburst from the crowd was a direct response of one agitator - a man who said he witnessed the shooting and claimed police confiscated his phone afterward.

Social media videos showed hundreds of people looting and confronting police. Now, the city of Chicago has responded by restricting access to their downtown area by raising their drawbridges on Monday. This led to an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and one officer injured. Access will be restricted from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday local time, and the city's iconic bridges over the Chicago River were raised temporarily to limit access into the city's loop.

"The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the [Chicago Police Department] is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in", the group said, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"In one incident, officers were arresting a suspect who was seen carrying a cash register he had looted out of a store", Brown said.

Police Superintendent David Brown said that the shooting of the man who had opened fire on officers a day earlier, had prompted a social media post that urged people to converge on the business and shopping district.

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Officers returned fire, wounding the man, who was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which is investigating the shooting. Brown said the "shameful destruction" was "fuelled by misinformation". "[Chicago police] became aware of several social media posts encouraging looting downtown". 400 officers were dispatched to scene.

Lightfoot said this week's criminal activity had nothing to do with "legitimate" organized protests and described it as "an assault on our city". "I refuse to let these cowardly acts hold our city hostage".

Those arrested are expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, and battery against police.

Lightfoot also called on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Kim Foxx, challenging her to prosecute those arrested for the looting on the same morning that the Chicago Tribune published a scathing report saying the city's top law enforcement officer has dropped a growing number of felony cases.

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The unrest comes as Chicago is struggling with a spike in violent crime and follows looting and protests in May and June spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"This had nothing to do with first amendment protected speech". Five guns were recovered at the scenes.

Despite the unrest, Lightfoot said she doesn't believe the situation requires calling the National Guard into the city.

"Criminals took to the street with confidence that there would be no consequences", Brown said. No officers were wounded, and it was immediately unclear whether anyone else was shot.

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