Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mob of 500 youths wreak havoc in downtown Chicago

Events such as this one, I hear, are very common in Chicago's Loop. Only this time the mob was so large that the media couldn't ignore it.

From NBC Chicago:
Police arrested 26 kids Wednesday night after a group of about 500 teens descended on downtown Chicago, forcing hundreds of cops into the streets to try to corral them.

Fighting, cellphone thefts and disobedience ran rampant as the group arrived in the city during the evening hours.

Approximately 200 police officers arrived on horseback, foot and bikes and made several arrests as the rowdy crowds spread throughout the busy streets and parks of the downtown area. Officers called in Chicago Public Schools principals to talk to some of the kids and try to help restore order, Chicago police Chief Fred Waller said.

The largest of the groups dispersed and boarded Chicago Transit Authority trains, police said.

2 comments:

RB said...

Ah, spring in Chicago...

John Ruberry said...

In Being There Chance the Gardener said it best, "First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again." And summer will be even worse.