26 charged after hundreds of teens descend on downtown Chicago

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CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested dozens of people as hundreds of teens gathered downtown Wednesday night.

More than 200 officers were dispatched to deal with groups of young people as they blocked traffic, fought with each other and — in some cases — fought with strangers on the street.

Police said as many as 500 young adults made their way from Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park, then to the Chicago Theatre.

In all, 26 people were arrested. Police said the 20 males and six females were charged with misdemeanors, mostly disorderly conduct, and turned over to their families.

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