Protests continued for a second consecutive day in Chicago on Saturday over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.
Most of the thousands of demonstrators who converged in the Loop Saturday afternoon were peaceful, but others fought with police, blocked traffic, looted stores, set fires and defaced buildings with spray paint. Arrests were made and some police officers were injured. By nightfall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot had seen enough, and she declared a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
WBEZ covered Saturday’s protesters as they moved around the city.
Content warning: the signs or graffiti in some photos contain language that may be offensive to some people.
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Katherine Nagasawa is WBEZ’s audience engagement producer. Follow her @Kat_Nagasawa.