Confrontation at NATO Protest March Calms Down

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A confrontation between police and demonstrators at the end of a NATO protest march has started to calm down, with police announcing over a loudspeaker: "Attention. Attention. This
is the Chicago Police Dept. Please continue to disperse to the
west."

Most protesters have left the area, while a small number have
been detained. Police in riot gear have corralled the protesters in
an intersection about a half-mile from the lakefront convention
center where President Barack Obama is hosting a gathering of world
leaders.

There are now many more police officers on the scene than protesters.

The confrontation began when some protesters dressed all in
black are trying to move east toward McCormick Place. Some were
throwing water bottles at police, and some officers responding by
hitting protesters with batons.


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