Two Chicago police officers were surrounded by protesters on Saturday — and then briefly dragged through the street.
Video footage of the incident shows two Chicago police officers attempting to arrest a protester. However, the officers were greatly outnumbered and surrounding demonstrators quickly attacked them.
The footage shows protesters hit and drag the officers, one of whom, a female officer, was dragged about 10 feet through the street.
A third officer then rushed into the chaotic scene to protect his fellow officers. But the protesters also attacked him, throwing various projectiles and fluids at the officers.
The “mostly peaceful protesters” are dragging cops through the streets in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/M9kP7cPlcH
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) May 31, 2020
The mayhem only ended because peaceful demonstrators separated the violent protesters from the officers.
It is not immediately clear what led up to the altercation or the specific location where it took place in Chicago.
Video of the incident had received more than 3 mililion views by Sunday morning.