Images from Chicago–The World Was Watching

The protest involving thousands of marchers started peaceful enough, but turned violent when a group calling themselves “Black Bloc” advanced on a police line.  Police said a water bottle was thrown at them.  They retaliated by brutally beating the front line protesters with clubs.

Several arrests were made and some were taken to the hospital.

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The protest ended up at the Art Institute where a NATO event was being held.

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Most of the crowd has dispersed now, but a few hundred people remain.

Reports coming in are indicating that around 45 people were arrested today.  It’s unknown how may were injured.

(Note:  All images are video captures shot by citizen journalists on the ground in Chicago.)

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