Officers are recovering from protests yesterday where they were struck with explosives, rocks, bottles, and wood.
Throughout the day officers were moving protesters away from the East Precinct after they threw an explosive at the building causing structural damage.
The Black Lives Matter, antifa anti-cops movement:
In all 59 officers were injured throughout the day with one of those being hospitalized. Injuries ranged from abrasions and bruising to burns and a torn meniscus.
Officers arrested 47 people by the end of the protest for assaults on officers, failure to disperse, and obstruction. Detectives with the Arson/Bomb Squad continue their investigation into who damaged the East Precinct.
Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, -- Lulu.com, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.
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