City officials raised all of the bridges in downtown Chicago’s Loop in the early morning hours of Monday, August 10, after a night of unrest led to widespread looting and more than 100 arrests, according to reports.
Protests ensued following the police shooting of an Englewood man on August 9, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told local media.
More than 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers were injured, reports said. Stores were broken into overnight in downtown Chicago, where looters faced off with and even exchanged gunfire with police.
In response to the unrest, downtown bridges were raised. Bus and train service to the area were temporarily restricted until Monday morning.
“We are waking up in shock this morning,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said to the media on Monday morning. “It was abject criminal behavior, period. This was straight-up felony criminal conduct.”
This video shows the raised bridges from Wacker Drive on Monday morning. Credit: John Lupu via Storyful