More than 50 arrested in Lake View after Chicago Pride celebrations, police say

A mass arrest took place early Monday after a rowdy night of post-Pride celebrations in the Lake View neighborhood.

Around 1:30 a.m., a heightened police presence was concentrated at Clark and Halsted streets, where a mass arrest was ordered by Chicago police. There were reports that people were jumping on vehicles and throwing bottles.

Riot shields were used to clear streets and people could be seen being taken away in handcuffs. There were also reports of injuries.

In total, more than 50 people were arrested and four firearms were recovered, police said.

In one incident, just after midnight, a Chicago police officer was attacked by a 20-year-old woman who refused to follow the officer's order in the 1000 block of West School Street. The woman pulled the officer's hair and struck them multiple times. 

The woman was taken into custody and the officer suffered a minor laceration and refused treatment at the scene.

The Pride Parade took place earlier on Sunday. This year, it followed a shorter route. There were fewer floats and it was peaceful, but the nightside activities are what caused issues in the neighborhood.

"Without the responsiveness and attention of the men and women of CPD, the residents, businesses and visitors to this area of the city would have likely faced increased criminal activity well into the early morning hours," the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. "Our officers worked 12-hour shifts and canceled days off to ensure we had sufficient resources to protect all those who were living, visiting and working in the area during and after the parade. We thank our officers for upholding their commitment to keeping our city safe."