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John Cusack Says Police 'Came at Me with Batons' While He Filmed Protests in Chicago

John Cusack Says Police 'Came at Me with Batons' While He Filmed Protests in Chicago

John Cusack is revealing a scary incident with the police that occurred while he was at the Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago.

The 53-year-old actor took to Twitter on Saturday (May 30) to share a video of the police allegedly coming at him with batons.

“Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike. Ahhm here’s the audio,” John tweeted.

In the video, a person – who is assumed to be a police officer – can be heard screaming at John to move, followed by the sound of metal being slammed.

In another tweet, John confirmed reports that police were using pepper spray on the protestors, writing, “Pepper spray – is out – no tear gas that I’ve seen personally out here.”

John shared in another tweet that the police “didn’t assault” him.

They didn’t assault me- keep it in perspective and I should not be the headline or the story important thing is the anger & pain out there& how hair trigger it feels/ I’m of no importance,” John tweeted. “I was just a witness to what was happening in Chicago – didn’t see the press out at all”

John also said that he hopes that the protests indicate the end of Donald Trump‘s presidency.

“Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event / this may well be the beginning of end of trump loathsome era – thank god,” John wrote. “Feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head- a wave peaking -Chicago scene was about getting to trump tower most of day.”

If you missed it, this singer says she was tear gassed by police at the Santa Monica protest.

Read more of John Cusack’s tweets inside…

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