CHICAGO (CBS) — Police blockades put up in the Loop.
Streets closures around Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Roosevelt, DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Ida B. Wells Drive.READ MORE: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine Mandate
They’re making sure people driving around to celebrate Mexican Independence Day don’t clog the streets. There’s a big difference from what happened over the last two nights.READ MORE: No Cameras Will Be Allowed In Courtroom For Jussie Smollett's Trial
Streets jammed for hours with hundreds of honking drivers. Most of it, just people having fun. But there were some accidents and some people out of control. Even a crowd jumping on top of a CTA bus.
“Let’s be clear, the Mexican American Community is a vital and vibrant part of the fabric of Chicago. But that celebration must be peaceful and responsible,” said CPD First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter.MORE NEWS: Democratic Illinois Lawmakers Call For Removal Of Postmaster Louis DeJoy Over Ongoing Mail Delays
Hours after that message, things were pretty peaceful. Street closures will roll through the weekend.