CHICAGO (CBS) — Protesters set squad cars on fire downtown Saturday evening in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
At Least 10 Killed, 55 Wounded So Far In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
— Dave Savini CBS (@davesavinicbs2) May 31, 2020
CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reported there were several explosions and there might have been live ammunition in an unmarked squad car that was set on fire at Madison and Dearborn streets.
A squad car was also set on fire at State Street and Haddock Place, CBS 2’s Steven Graves reported.READ MORE: Driver Killed In Southeast Side Shootout Between Group In Car, Group On Porch
CPD Vehicle on fire @ State & Haddock.
— Steven Graves (@StevenGravesTV) May 31, 2020
Floyd was handcuffed when he begged for air as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck.MORE NEWS: 'Great Lake Jumper' Dan O'Conor Has Jumped Into Lake Michigan Every Day For Over A Year, And Has Come Out Better For It
Not all the protests on Saturday evening were violent, but some of the crowds have been massive as the protests have wound through the downtown area.