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Attempt to topple Columbus statue in Chicago prompts standoff with police, arrests and rebuke of mayor

CHICAGO - At least 1,000 people swarmed the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on Friday evening in a failed attempt to topple it after a march turned tense and chaotic when some people began throwing fireworks and cans at the police, who in turn struck members of the crowd with batons.

Following a rally in support of Black and indigenous people, hundreds of protesters marched south on Columbus Drive

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