CHICAGO PO­LICE BRACE FOR WEEK­END PROTESTS AF­TER KENOSHA UN­REST

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - —Jade Yan

The Chicago Po­lice Depart­ment is pre­par­ing for a po­ten­tial wave of week­end protests in the wake of civil un­rest north of the Illi­nois bor­der, sparked by the Kenosha po­lice shoot­ing of Ja­cob Blake.

“We are hop­ing for peace­ful protests, but we are pre­par­ing if ag­i­ta­tors come in,” Chicago Po­lice Supt. David Brown said at a Fri­day news con­fer­ence, re­fer­ring to “em­bed­ded ag­i­ta­tors” po­lice claim in­fil­trated city protests last month in or­der to at­tack of­fi­cers.

The depart­ment’s new Crit­i­cal In­ci­dent Re­sponse team, con­sist­ing of about 200 of­fi­cers, will be de­ployed down­town. “Ar­rest teams” out­fit­ted with hel­mets and shields will en­ter crowds to ar­rest al­leged “ag­i­ta­tors,” Brown said.

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