Protesters working to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus were met with police force in Chicago, Illinois, on July 17.
Demonstrators, who were out to support black and Indigenous people and protest police brutality, were seen holding banners reading “black lives matter” and “abolish slavery” at the monument in Grant Park. Some were seen vandalizing the statue.
This footage shows the crowd gathered around the statue.
A wave of anti-racism protests swept the US and the world following the officer-involved death of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, in May. Credit: @emilygross114 via Storyful