Chicago crowds attack police, shoot fireworks in late-night unrest


Violent crowds in Chicago attacked police cars with fists and fireworks in at least two incidents this weekend, injuring one officer.

Police first came under attack Saturday night when a crowd jumped on top of a patrol car, kicking and punching the vehicle until the windshield broke. One officer was injured in the incident, according to CBS Chicago.

A second incident early Monday morning saw a crowd shooting fireworks at patrol cars, which reversed away slowly as the crowd kicked and punched the vehicle.

There have been no reported injuries from the second incident, and police made no arrests.

Chicago has seen extensive violence throughout Independence Day weekend, with 54 people being shot, including seven fatalities, since Friday.

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