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Hollywood star John Cusack attacked while filming Chicago protests


John Cusack arrives for the "Love & Mercy" gala in Toronto. File/Reuters

Actor John Cusack shared he was attacked by Chicago police while filming protests in that city.

Cusack has been documenting the Chicago protests, which erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death.

"Cops didn't like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike," Cusack wrote on Twitter.

The video posted by Cusack doesn't show the hitting incident, but its audio indicates that he is being told to move along by an unknown assailant in an angry manner. It follows with a sound of metal being slammed.


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"Alright, alright,” Cusack is heard saying.

In a separate tweet, Cusack said that he had been hit by pepper spray while out.

"Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event," Cusack wrote, adding: "This may well be the beginning of end of Trump loathsome era. Thank God, feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head, a wave peaking."

Other films that feature Cusack include "Better Off Dead", "Say Anything", "Being John Malkovich", and "High Fidelity".

Indo-Asian News Service

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