3 arrested after protest turns violent at alderman's family home

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Protests speaking out against police violence took a violent turn in the city's Little Village neighborhood Saturday night.

Cellphone video provided by 12th Ward Ald. George Cardenas appears to show the scene outside the home where his ex-wife and children live, where Cardenas said a group of protesters attacked the house.

"They showed up with torches and they showed up with objects in their hands," he said. "Some were picked up from the boulevard, obviously, as they were starting some trouble and they ended up throwing pretty large pieces of wood onto the house and rocks into the windows and then just yelling obscenities."

Ald. Cardenas said he supports protests, but he believes it needs to be done in a "civil manner."

Police confirm that three people were arrested after the incident.

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