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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says his department plans to arrest any individual violent NATO protesters instead of charging crowds of demonstrators.

      Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says his department plans to arrest any individual violent NATO protesters instead of charging crowds of demonstrators.
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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says his department plans to arrest any individual violent NATO protesters instead of charging crowds of demonstrators.

McCarthy talked to The Associated Press on Saturday evening as protesters marched through downtown Chicago after a day of demonstrations throughout the city. McCarthy says his officers had to make a couple of arrests because people "really acted up" and police "had to take care of that situation." McCarthy says the protesters are looking "very tired."

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Several hundred protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Saturday, the day before a larger protest march is scheduled on the opening day of the NATO summit. McCarthy says he's not nervous about Sunday's protest.

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