Chicago, July 21 (RHC)-- In the U.S. city of Chicago, protesters are denouncing excessive police force after officers attacked a teenage activist over the weekend during a demonstration in which people attempted to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park.
An officer punched 18-year-old Miracle Boyd in the face, knocking out several teeth. Boyd is a recent high school graduate and an organizer with the group GoodKids MadCity.
Journalists also reported being mistreated by police officers, who used chemical sprays and batons on protesters. Police said 12 people were arrested at the Chicago demonstration.