Activist’s Tooth Knocked Out by Chicago Police

Activist’s Tooth Knocked Out by Chicago Police

07.24.20
This video still image shows the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus early on July 24, 2020, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Photo: Derek R. Henkle/AFP via Getty Images)
07.24.20

A week after violent clashes between protesters and police, two Christopher Columbus statues were removed from two Chicago parks at the request of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 18-year-old Miracle Boyd was filming a protest in Chicago when a police officer swatted at her, causing her phone to strike her in the face and knocked a tooth out. Chicago PD say protesters were instigating violence, and protesters claim it’s yet another case of police brutality. 

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