Mexican Independence Day celebrations cause downtown gridlock

Chicago News

CHICAGO — Thousands of people turned out to celebrate Mexican Independence Day Wednesday evening.

Caravans of cars flooded downtown streets for several hours — everywhere from Michigan Avenue and nearby streets.

The celebrations created a traffic gridlock and a lot of noise from the revelers. Police closed several roads leading into downtown to try to control crowds.

There is no word of any arrests or incidents connected to the celebrations.

Celebrations have been underway since the weekend, when the city’s annual Mexican Independence Day parade was canceled due to the pandemic.


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