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Police in Chicago Punch Black Teenage Activist in Face, Knocking Out Her Teeth

HeadlineJul 20, 2020

In Chicago, protesters are denouncing excessive police force after officers attacked a teenage activist Friday during a demonstration in which people attempted to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park. An officer punched 18-year-old Miracle Boyd in the face, knocking out several teeth. Boyd is a recent high school graduate and an organizer with the group GoodKids MadCity. Journalists also reported being mistreated by police officers, who used chemical sprays and batons on protesters. Police said 12 people were arrested.

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