May 21st, 2012
05:19 AM ET

Arrests and allegations of brutality between Chicago police, protesters

CHICAGO (CNN) - Protesters vowed to carry out disruptive demonstrations Monday in Chicago, a day after baton-wielding police clashed with demonstrators in a violent confrontation that left dozens injured just blocks from where NATO leaders were gathered.

Security was expected to be tight on the final day of the two-day NATO summit, which has played out against a backdrop of protests that has seen thousands taken to the street to protest everything from the war in Afghanistan to the economy.

Occupy Chicago, one of the groups that helped organize the demonstrations, took to social media to urge people to join in another planned demonstration at 10 a.m. ET on Monday.

Dozens were injured in a melee Sunday that came at the end of a largely, peaceful demonstration that began in Chicago's Grant Park, where President Barack Obama delivered his presidential acceptance speech in 2008.

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  1. saywhat

    Brutality on protesters on our soil? No way.
    That is something that happens in far off lands guys. I read the news too you know.

    May 21, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. HIDE BEHIND

    What is left to protest about?
    By now it should be obvious that protesting from a grass roots level accomplishes nothing
    Officially Sanctioned protest are no more than parades or lunch in park on a Sunny day.

    May 21, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Chicago has come to a complete standstill...rail travel has been cancelled; people who commute from Indiana to Chicago cannot go to work; is this chaos what NATO summits represent?
    Not liking what I am seeing right now.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. HIDE BEHIND

    Just as long as long as the demonstrators can withstand the police tactics, not take free drugs from strangers, nor be led to vandalism by them, they will soon go home, as will all the RICH AND POWERFULL.
    I can't imagine the inconvenience this must be causing shoppers and people who have very important lives to lead.
    Those veterans who througj their Military Medals at the cops deserve to get their heads bashed
    Don't they have any shame; or know that their actions undermine americans values and encourage our enemies?

    May 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I think the veterans made a stage and threw the medals over the fence.

      May 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ HIDE BEHIND, most times i tend to agree with you. This however, is NOT one of those times. What values exactly are you talking about? The one that America has for our Veterans? Did you know over 40% of this countries homeless are Veterans? Or do u care?

    May 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Hide behind:
    Shoppers?
    People with very important lives to lead (I sensed heavy sarcasm there)
    Do you know anything about Chicago and just how many people bloody WORK downtown?
    Do you know how many people have had their lives disrupted because of this GD summit?
    I truly doubt it...

    Poorly planned, and the citizens of Chicago suffered for it.
    You know, the people that actually LIVE there.
    And every single one if them consider their lives important, even if YOU don't.

    May 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Greek American

    @saywhat
    Hahaha, well said! I was going to make the same sarcastic comment but I see you beat me to it.

    May 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |