15 people arrested at protest near Chicago Marathon route

CHICAGO -- More than a dozen people were arrested Sunday afternoon at a protest near the route of the Chicago Marathon in the Loop.

Fifteen people - 13 females and two males - were arrested at 3:42 p.m. in the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to Chicago Police. Additional information was not immediately available pending charges.

Those arrested were part of a group protesting Islamaphobia and SWAT-style tactical training at an Illinois Tactical Officers Association conference in Hoffman Estates taking place on Sunday, according to a statement from organizers of the demonstration.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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