As Chicago erupted in protests on Tuesday night, video shows that some protesters were heard screaming “f*ck Fox News” and harassing a reporter who was on the scene to cover the unrest.
The protests emerged across the city as officials finally released the year-old dashcam video of the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed in October of 2014. The teenager, who was walking away from police officer Jason Van Dyke, was shot 16 times. Several of those shots came after he was already down and practically motionless on the street.
Also on Tuesday, Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder.
Video of the marches shows that protesters were on the knife’s edge of turning violent. As thousands of marchers in several parts of Chicago surged into the streets, the city was practically shut down in many places.
While the protests were fairly peaceful, some marchers did throw water bottles and other items at police while they rushed police lines. In a few cases, marchers even tried to steal police bicycles.
The protesters also became quite hostile when they discovered that one of the members of the media worked for Fox News.
In the video you can hear dozens of voices chanting “F*ck Fox News” and some even yelling at Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin to “get the hell out of here!”
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed for the most part in Chicago on Tuesday evening. There were some arrests, of course, but no major violence broke out in the streets of the Windy City.
According to The Washington Post, five were arrested and charged with weapons possession, resisting arrest, and other minor violations.
There are more protests planned for Wednesday evening, too, so there is still a chance that more troubles will occur, but thus far it is notable that for one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. Chicago seems to have avoided the fate of violent protests seen this year in such cities as Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, and Philadelphia.
h/t: Gateway Pundit.