John Cusack Says He Was Hit by Pepper Spray in Chicago Protest
During a demonstration against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, the 53-year-old actor and self-described "apocalyptic shit disturber" took to the streets to document the protests in his home state of Illinois. Cusack has since uploaded numerous videos of the protests to Twitter, including several videos and accounts of alleged attacks against him by riot police.
"Ugly scene everywhere now cops restraint seems over — nasty violence energy everywhere," he wrote in a tweet, adding that, "Cops didn't like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike."
Cusack also claims that he didn't personally witness the police's use of tear gas, but said he was hit by pepper spray during the insurgence.
See his posts below, and head to Cusack's Twitter to see more of his accounts of the protest.
I haven't seen tear gas - but was hit by pepper spray - don't know how a curfew can be started at nine with bridges blocked CTA not running -— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020
Be back out tonight a to see what I can
Cops didn't like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike.— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020
Ahhm here's the audio pic.twitter.com/tfaOoVCw5v"