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National Lawyers Guild: At Least 15 Arrested Friday Night In Chicago Protests

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 21, 2017 6:00AM

Updated at 11:00 a.m.
At least 15 protesters were arrested in Chicago Friday night during one of several large anti-Trump protests on the occasion of Donald Trump's presidential election.

The evening protest, which began at 5 p.m. near Trump Tower and continued for hours, saw protesters dance in front of Trump Tower, scuffle with police, and the smashing of downtown business windows.

The National Lawyers Guild Chicago chapter, which offers legal assistance to progressive causes, says they received reports of Chicago Police arresting at least 15 protesters Friday night. Several of the protesters were being held at the police department's 18th District and 1st District police stations, according to the NLG.

The NLG Tweeted Saturday morning that three people were still in custody from the night before, and one would be arraigned in criminal bond court at 1:30 p.m.

Thousands of Chicagoans have plans to protest again with a march through Grant Park Saturday morning.