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Rioters Attack Police Officers In Chicago While Trying To Destroy Statue
Protesters clash with police in Chicago , on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.
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Far-left rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Chicago on Friday night who rushed in to protect a statue of Christopher Columbus that the rioters were trying to destroy.

NBC 5 Chicago reported: “A Chicago Fire Department spokesman confirmed at least four Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital for injuries after bricks and other items were reportedly thrown at them.”

Video from the incident that was posted online appears to show the extremists throwing all sorts of objects at the police officers, who were not wearing helmets or other riot protective gear. The extremists threw artillery shell fireworks at the officers, which can cause serious injury.


Other videos showed heavily armored SWAT vehicles arriving on scene to deal with the violent rioters.

Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong highlighted a video of the violent rioters attacking the statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, writing, “Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters are now pulling down the Columbus statue in Chicago. They’ve got the ropes on.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks on Thursday on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, which was created to help Americans understand the nation’s founding principles, where he warned about a push by radicals to destroy America’s history in an attempt to indoctrinate people.

“The New York Times’s 1619 Project – so named for the year that the first slaves were transported to America – wants you to believe that our country was founded for human bondage,” Pompeo said. “They want you to believe that America’s institutions continue to reflect the country’s acceptance of slavery at our founding.”

“They want you to believe that Marxist ideology that America is only the oppressors and the oppressed. The Chinese Communist Party must be gleeful when they see the New York Times spout this ideology,” Pompeo continued. “Some people have taken these false doctrines to heart. The rioters pulling down statues thus see nothing wrong with desecrating monuments to those who fought for our unalienable rights – from our founding to the present day.”

“This is a dark vision of America’s birth. I reject it,” Pompeo concluded on the matter. “It’s a disturbed reading of history. It is a slander on our great people. Nothing could be further from the truth of our founding and the rights about which this report speaks.”

Fringe activists have rioted in cities across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May.

The attempt to destroy the statue comes as far-left rioters have destroyed numerous historical statues and monuments in recent weeks, including “statues of former Presidents George WashingtonThomas JeffersonUlysses S. Grant,” as well as the attempted destruction of a “statue of former President Andrew Jackson before being stopped by law enforcement,” The Daily Wire reported. “Statues of the man who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a notable person from the Catholic church, and a Holocaust memorial have also been destroyed in recent days.”

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