CHICAGO (STMW) — A man and a 17-year-old girl were arrested at a protest Tuesday evening outside the Harrison District police station on the West Side.
Protesters became “unruly” as they approached the station at 3151 W. Harrison about 7:45 p.m. and started to climb onto parked squad cars, according to a statement from Chicago Police.READ MORE: Chicago Bears Reportedly Expected To Sign Chiefs Exec Ryan Poles As New GM
Police said the girl began jumping up and down on the roof and trunk of an unmarked squad car, causing damage to the car.
As officers tried to remove the girl from the top of the car, 33-year-old Shimron Robinson approached them from behind and “lowered his shoulder, knocking an officer to the ground,” police said. Robinson and the girl were taken into custody and walked into the station for processing.READ MORE: University Of Chicago Holding Safety Meeting In Wake Of Violent Crimes Near Campus
Robinson, who lives in Blue Island, was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer, police said. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer. He was expected to appear in bond court Wednesday.
The girl, who lives in Chicago, was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property under $300, police said
More than 100 people, many bearing candles and balloons, gathered a few blocks from the station in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw about 7 p.m. to hold a vigil for 16-year-old Pierre Loury, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Loury had been fatally shot by a CPD officer in that block less than 24 hours earlier.MORE NEWS: St. Charles Woman Files Suit Against Dog Owners, Says Rottweilers Attacked Her 'Like A Chew Toy'
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