Chicago Protests Turn Rowdy, Mass Looting and Gunfire Fill The Night

Over the course of the last several months, Americans have been inundated with racial unrest, as demonstrators and protesters continue to provide unwitting cover for violent agitators who like to intensify their activity at night.

This has given rise to a chaotic overall ethos in several big cities around the nation, as opportunists take advantage of the confusion for their personal gain.

This was the scene in Chicago on Sunday.

Videos circulating online show widespread looting and clashes with police across Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district early Monday, sparked by a officer-involved shooting hours earlier that left a 20-year-old man wounded.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said as of Monday morning, responding units have arrested more than 100 people so far on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to battery against police. He added that 13 officers were hurt in the unrest, including a sergeant struck in the face with a bottle and an officer that had his nose broken while scuffling with a group of looters.

“This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality,” Brown told reporters. “This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city.”

The story of the officer-involved shooting has been a bit of a mess, however, with a great many Twitter users insisting that the suspect was in fact a 15 year old boy, who was struck by several rounds – including several in the back and head.