USA: Violent clashes as Chicago protesters attempt to topple Christopher Columbus statue

Chicago police clashed with protesters who had descended on the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on Friday evening reportedly as the latter attempted to pull down the statue. Protesters threw fireworks and cans at the police and left the statue vandalised. Several police officers and protesters were injured in clashes. Some protesters were detained amid scuffles. Protesters had earlier tied two ropes to statue trying to pull it down. Mandatory credit: @BikeSlutty

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