Fraternal Order of Police supporters clash with counter-protestors amidst calls for resignation of Kim Foxx

By Orlando Pinder and Mike Rundle

Members and supporters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) were met with fierce counter-protesters April 1 outside the George W. Dunne Cook County Office Building, 69 W. Washington St. Pro-FOP demonstrators arrived in charter buses to call for the resignation of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx after 16 felony counts against actor Jussie Smollett were dropped.

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  • Bob Bartlett with the FOP argues with a counter-protester April 1.

  • Police step between Angela Sengali Dickerson and supporters of the FOP April 1.

  • A Chicago police officer separates Arnold Julien and an FOP supporter April 1.

  • Fraternal Order of Police supporters chant toward counter-protesters April 1.

  • Jedidiah Brown, counter-protesting the FOP gathering, faces an FOP supporter April 1.

  • A protester objecting to the FOP gathering live-streams the event on Facebook April 1.

  • Ja'Mal Green speaks to FOP supporters through a line of Chicago Police Officers April 1.

  • An FOP supporter gives a thumbs-up while wearing a Donald Trump mask April 1.

  • Simone Kimbrough holds a fist in the air to oppose the efforts of the FOP and its supporters April 1.

  • An FOP supporter displays a "Police Lives Matter" button April 1.

  • Community organizer Amara Enyia speaks with other counter-protesters April 1.

  • FOP supporter Brien J. stares down counter-protestors April 1.

  • Bob Bartlett of the FOP holds a "Foxx Must Go" button April 1.

  • A Fraternal Order of Police supporter waves her sign during a protest against Kim Foxx April 1.

  • Fraternal Order of Police supporters surround counter-protestors April 1.

  • Counter-protestors from Black Lives Matter Chicago and other local progressive organizations clashed with FOP supporters April 1.

  • A young FOP supporter poses with the mounted patrol April 1.

  • Terri King wears and sells hats reading "Back the Blue" April 1.

  • A ripped sign shows support for States Attorney Kim Foxx April 1.

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