The city mayor said Sunday that Illinois National Guard troops are being sent to Chicago during the George Floyd protests.
The government’s JPP has sent a police officer to a second city after violent clashes between police and demonstrators protesting Floyd’s police custody in Minneapolis.
Lightfoot ordered a curfew to continue indefinitely on Saturday.
“The curfew will be in addition to our announcement from 9am to 6pm. Governor Pritzker – at my request – has ordered a small group of the National Guard to maintain a certain presence and support our police force. The mayor wrote Sunday.
“You should be ashamed of yourself,” He said in another post. “What you have done is disrespectful to our city … it is a long and proud legacy of being a leader of courageous and vibrant peaceful struggles.”
Even Lightfoot Said She was “disgusted” and “angry and angry at the people who decided to try to hijack this moment. She used this opportunity to bring ruin … to plunder and destroy.”
About 3,000 protesters gathered at Chicago’s Federal Plaza Saturday afternoon to protest Floyd’s Memorial Death The Chicago tribute said.
The demonstrators became increasingly violent throughout the day, throwing fireworks and bottles onto the police and damaging property. At least one police sergeant broke his arm during the fight.
Floyd, 46, died when he was sacked by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chuvv on Monday, sparking outrage and mass protests across the country.