6 people arrested for protesting in Chicago Mayor Lightfoot's neighborhood

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 24th, 2020 3:29 pm

Last Updated Aug 25th, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Six people were arrested in Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Logan Square block Saturday night for failing to disperse when instructed by police.

The protesters, none of which were residents of Chicago or Illinois, were arrested for "misdemeanor residential picketing," police told local reporters.

Despite openly supporting public protests, Lightfoot has banned the same demonstrations from her block, assigning more than 100 officers to protective duty and ordering the arrest of anyone who refuses to leave. The order was handed down in July, according to local media.

Lightfoot told reporters that her family has received several threats by protesters and that she deserves the extra protection.

"I think that residents of this city, understanding the nature of the threats that we are receiving on a daily basis, on a daily basis, understand I have a right to make sure that my home is secure," Lightfoot said at the time. "I make no apologies whatsoever."

According to The Daily Wire's Joseph Curl, Lightfoot is the "only politician who has banned protests near their own residence."


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