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Looting and Chaos Erupt in Downtown Chicago, With Widespread Damage and Shots Fired.

Chaos erupted in downtown Chicago early Monday, with widespread looting at countless businesses, property damage and shots fired both at and by police.

More than 100 people were arrested, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said at a news conference Monday morning alongside Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Brown said more than 100 people were arrested for allegations of looting, disorderly conduct and more in the chaos, looting and violence that also left 13 officers injured.

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  • Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was hit by looters after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police 
  • It’s unclear what triggered the shooting but earlier in the day, an armed suspect was wounded by police 
  • The man had opened fire on cops and they returned; he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive
  • Crowds however gathered in protest after false information spread that the officers shot a child 
  • People then started organizing on Twitter and Facebook to loot downtown in a caravan of vehicles 
  • By the time police caught up with them, they’d started ransacking stores, snatching all that they could
  • 400 cops were dispatched to the area but they faced intense violence including, in some cases, gunfire  
  • On Monday morning, the chaos was still ongoing as officers arrested people who were still inside stores
  • Bridges were raised and tunnels closed for police to try to get a handle on the escalating tensions
  • It coincided with the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri 
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting had nothing to do with peaceful protest over police brutality 
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