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Just got back home after getting hit four times in my head (lucky i had helmet on) plus lost a shoe(where high tops next time).
On the corner of Cermak and Michigan there was a stand off where police kettled a group of protesters using riot police. The police moved in on the protesters and violence ensued. I saw a few people with busted heads and bleeding. There was no regard for safety or the lawful right to assemble. I will upload video later were police told me even if I was press it did not matter, "higher ups" told them to take care of everybody.
Illinois State police and Chicago police stand guard on Michigan Ave. during a protest march as a part of this weekend's NATO summit Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Chicago. Security has been high throughout the city in preparation for the NATO summit, where delegations from about 60 countries will discuss the war in Afghanistan and European missile defense. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
look at pictures and video. everything was fine until riot police kettled protesters and created chaos
In the middle of crowd in riot gear
(clear escalation while police were pushing east from cermak on michigan) PHOTO CREDIT John Kugler Substance News http://www.substancenews.net/