CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of protesters and Chicago police officers squared off at Chicago’s Grant Park Friday night.
A large group of protesters at a rally to defund the police was seen attempting to tear down the Columbus statue in the park.
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 18, 2020
Police were seen taking at least one man away from the scene in handcuffs.
— Jermont Terry (@JermontTerry) July 18, 2020
Around 8:15 p.m. police had pushed demonstrators back from the statue, leaving a clear line between the statue, police and demonstrators.
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) July 18, 2020
The statue remained standing after police pushed the group back, but graffiti could be seen at the base.
This is a developing story.