Three members of Antifa were arrested Wednesday night after they tangled with Chicago police outside of a courthouse on the city’s northwest side.
The “protesters” were clad all in black with black bandanas covering their faces. They claimed to be there to demonstrate against a man facing arraignment inside the courtroom, who they said had ties to “white supremacist” and “right wing” groups.
But what started out as a run-of-the-mill leftist rally featuring the same, old, tired, scripted chants (“Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Neo-Nazis go away!”), ended in a melee after Chicago police showed up to try to contain the demonstration. Protesters had wandered away from public property and blocked an intersection, making notoriously terrible Chicago traffic even worse for innocent bystanders, and causing havoc for local residents.