Officer injured in Friday protests

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CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was assaulted Friday during protests in downtown Chicago.

The group marched through the streets during the evening rush hour and beyond calling for the resignation of Mayor Emanuel over the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Police say that during the protest, police had to make way for an ambulance. “While this was happening, a small group engaged police and an officer fell to the ground and was assaulted. He suffered a broken wrist and was treated at an area hospital,” according to police.

No arrests were made in the assault but police are investigating.

The was one arrest, unrelated to the officer’s injuries, and three citations.

 

 

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