Editor’s Note: Police unleash a campaign of fear and intimidation against NATO protesters. They then manipulate local media to portray the violence as instigated by the activists.
CBS Local Chicago
May 20, 2012 4:56 PM
Police in riot gear clashed violently with protesters at the end of the anti-NATO summit on Sunday
The clash occurred at 22nd Street and Michigan Avenue.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was seen right in the middle of the fray directing his officers.
Police were yelling at the crowd to move back as some of the protesters threw object at the line.
There were a few intense moments has protesters clad in black began shoving. Police responded by striking them with clubs.
Here’s a video and article from CBS Chicago earlier this morning (7:56am Central, updated 12:24pm):
Police: Protesters Attacked Police Van Saturday, Gave Cop Concussion
CBS Local Chicago
May 20, 2012
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday that a group of out-of-town protesters attacked a police van while hundreds of protesters were wandering around downtown Chicago for about 10 hours.
Around 9:30 p.m., while protesters were marching along Jackson Boulevard in the Loop, a police van was trying to push its way through the crowd. Several protesters standing in front of the van tried to push it back, but the van continued going and drove several feet as a number of protesters clung to the front of the vehicle.
McCarthy said Sunday the incident started when several protesters from New York attacked the van, which had only one officer in the cab. McCarthy said that officer suffered a concussion after he was punched through the window. The tires on the van were also slashed, and McCarthy said the officer drove the truck through the crowd to get to safety.