Chicago clashes | An attempt to topple Columbus statue evolves into a standoff

A large crowd of protesters, vastly outnumbering the police officers in attendance, have besieged a statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago in a bid to tear it down. A standoff has ensued, with protesters throwing bottles, fireworks and other projectiles at law enforcement agents.

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