Saturday, August 15, 2009

Is Uptown being besieged by riots?

What a riot! from Joe Gray on Vimeo.

From NBC5 Chicago:

Uptown Up in Arms Over "Near Riot-Like" Activity

Shots reportedly fired Thursday night


Increased police patrols are promised in the area around Leland and Sheridan in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood after "near riot-like" activity in the streets the past few nights.

Video from the area appears to show about a dozen people running back and forth in the street, breaking bottles and yelling. One visitor wrote of "near riot-like gang fighting," and said that shots were fired Thursday night at about 10:30.

On the Web site, commenters express fear and anger over the activity.

"This is by no means an isolated incident," reads a comment by Michael. "This same exact scene played out multiple times this Spring as well."

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