Debris littered downtown Chicago Saturday night, and police continued to make arrests and rushed into a store near Monroe Street. The scene appeared relatively calm about 10:00 p.m. but multiple hot spots of shooting, looting and arson appeared starting shortly after 10:00 p.m. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
Protests following the death of George Floyd Monday May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis extended to downtown Chicago for a second day on Saturday May 30, 2020 during daylight hours and took a turn toward more violence about 7:00 p.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference at 8:00 p.m. announcing that a curfew had been implemented from 9:00 p.m. through 6 a.m. Sunday.
Up to 3 officers hurt during protests near Trump Tower Saturday afternoon May 30, 2020.
CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on multiple Chicago police vehicle fires set by rioters on Saturday May 30, 2020.
Earlier Saturday, protesters walked onto Lake Shore Drive blocking all lanes of traffic in both directions. Protesters also damaged two Chicago police vehicles in front of Trump Tower. A Chicago police sergeant was reported injured in the area of Trump Tower. Several police vehicles were reported to be on fire Saturday evening. Rioters also attempted to rock over an occupied police transport van.
Protesters almost topple CPD wagon on Wacker and Wabash pic.twitter.com/7AWkHbulPy
— The TRiiBE (@TheTRiiBE) May 30, 2020
The City of Chicago raised bridges over the Chicago River to control crowd movement about 7:00 p.m.
Cosi restaurant windows were smashed. Macy’s and Gucci were looted. Macy’s had jewelry counters and shelves cleaned out.
There were several other reports of looting and tagging graffiti on buildings and police vehicles.
After the curfew at about 10:03 p.m. rioters were breaking into the Walgreens at 641 North Clark Street. Rioters were also breaking into other stores, including the 7-Eleven at Wells and State. A report of 30 looters breaking into the Best Buy through the parking garage at Roosevelt and Jefferson
Chicago Tribune photographer Erin Hooley was knocked to the ground by protesters, and her camera was stolen.
— Erin Hooley (@erinhooley) May 31, 2020
There was a report of two people shot at State Street and Ohio Street.
There was also a report of shots fired on Superior west of Michigan at about 10:05 p.m. There were possibly 6 or 7 people shot in downtown Chicago just after 10:00 p.m. in a variety of locations.
Rioters were throwing bottles at police at Monroes Street and State Street and at 10:27 p.m.
Heavy fire reported at a retail store in the block of 300 North Michigan Avenue. Fire knocked down by a deck gun from a fire engine.