George Floyd / News

Protesters met with armed onlookers following demonstration in Crown Point

Posted On: Jun 4, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Protesters met with armed onlookers following demonstration in Crown Point

CROWN POINT, Ind. - Following a peaceful protest in Crown Point, a viral video shows the protesters were met twice with armed bystanders.
On Monday, a group of around 40 protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement held a demonstration in the city's square, a popular area of Crown Point.
Cedric Caschetta, 20, felt compelled to attend after growing up as one of the only African Americans in Lowell, a town about nine miles south of Crown Point.
Caschetta told WGN the demonstration was peaceful and he was able to pray with the mayor and police chief in wake of the death of George Floyd. He said around 100 people stood on the other side on the street and watched the demonstration take place.
After the demonstration in the square, protesters continued to march north on Main Street.
While on the march, the protesters were met with men armed with rifles and one bat as they kept moving north.
Caschetta brought a sign that said “my life matters” and said the some of the onlookers yelled “my life matters...

Continue reading ...

 








Captain America's Chris Evans sends heartwarming message to 6-year-old boy...

Captain America's Chris Evans sends heartwarming message to 6-year-old boy who saved his sister

Marvel's Chris Evans shares special message with real-life hero Bridger. Read more ...

'Gov. Kemp does not give a damn about us': Mayor speaks out after governor...

'Gov. Kemp does not give a damn about us': Mayor speaks out after governor voids local mask mandates

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order that voided mask ordinances in Georgia cities. Read more ...

'Magic School Bus' author Joanna Cole dies at age 75

'Magic School Bus' author Joanna Cole dies at age 75

Author Joanna Cole, whose “Magic School Bus” books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75. Read more ...

Rice University will hold classes in outdoor tents

Rice University will hold classes in outdoor tents

When on-site classes resume in August, students will bring laptops and chairs into nine large tents and temporary buildings. Read more ...

Back-to-school sales could hit a record $100 billion this year, even if kids...

Back-to-school sales could hit a record $100 billion this year, even if kids stay home

Remote learning isn't cheap. Read more ...

'I'm feeling great': 'Jeopardy!' icon Alex Trebek gives update on cancer battle

'I'm feeling great': 'Jeopardy!' icon Alex Trebek gives update on cancer battle

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is giving a health update on his battle with pancreatic cancer. Read more ...

Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M

Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M

The number of laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits remained stuck at 1.3 million last week, an historically high level that indicates many companies are still cutting... Read more ...

Closest images ever taken of the sun released, reveal ‘campfires' near surface

Closest images ever taken of the sun released, reveal ‘campfires' near surface

The first images from Solar Orbiter, the new sun-observing mission by the European Space Agency and NASA, have revealed miniature solar flares, dubbed “campfires,” near the... Read more ...

Michelle Obama will solve the world's relationship woes with new podcast

Michelle Obama will solve the world's relationship woes with new podcast

"The Michelle Obama Podcast" will explore human connections. Read more ...

Zion Williamson suddenly leaves NBA bubble for family emergency

Zion Williamson suddenly leaves NBA bubble for family emergency

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson has left the NBA bubble to deal with an urgent family medical matter. Williamson “intends to rejoin the team in Orlando for... Read more ...