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John Cusack attacked by police and ‘hit by pepper spray’ while filming Chicago protests – The Independent

John Cusack has been attacked by Chicago police after filming protests and riots in the city.

The Say Anything actor has been using social media to document the protests that have arisen in the city in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

The 46-year-old was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, while Floyd pleaded for his life.

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Peaceful and non-peaceful protests, riots and looting have occurred across the USA in recent days.

Cusack wrote on Twitter: “Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike.”

In the video of the incident, also posted by Cusack, a police officer can be heard shouting at Cusack to move, alongside sounds of metal hitting metal.

“Alright, alright,” Cusack is heard replying.

In a separate tweet, Cusack said he had also been “hit by pepper spray” during the protests.



“Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event,” Cusack wrote. “This may well be the beginning of end of Trump loathsome era [sic]. Thank god, feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head, a wave peaking.”

In another tweet, Cusack pledged to “kick Trump’s loathsome Nazi ass out of the White House and into prison.”

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