"My kind of town"
Chicago police, a random pedestrian, and an ironic bus message
photo by James Watkins
As expected, the scene in Chicago this weekend, as numerous groups dedicated to peaceful, non-violent protest, assembled and marched in that city, was marked by countless incidents of police brutality. Initially, media reported "a few hundred protesters", but actual numbers (of demonstrators) were closer to 75,000 (I have not seen an official number anywhere just yet).
The Guardian is running a terrific live-blog of the #NoNATO protests. If you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @OccupyWallSt @OccupyChicago for up-to-the-minute information and photos.
And here are just a few of the disturbing images pulled from my Twitter feed:
One of numerous photojournalists who were injured and/or arrested while covering the NATO Summit and attendant protests:
Getty photographer Joshua Lott being arrested while doing his job (or trying to):
There are many more excellent photos of Sunday's protests at the Chicago Tribune's gallery.