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Sun May 20, 2012, 10:22 AM

Very Bizarre story.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-tinley-park-melee-20120520,0,4546147.story

Could this be connected to the NATO protests or copycats dressing like the Black Bloc. Tinley Park is miles away from the action.

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greatauntoftriplets May 2012 OP
jehop61 May 2012 #1
surrealAmerican May 2012 #2
frazzled May 2012 #3

Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Was from that area

It's more likely some sort of "Irish" reunification clash. There are still a lot of folks in that area that want the Irish Island to be reunified into one republic. They want those six counties given back to the rest of the country and the British out.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. I doubt it's related.

It sounds personal. I expect there's a complicated back story here.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #2)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:00 AM

3. It was protesters attacking an alleged white supremacist group

Officials: Tinley Park melee begun by protesters targeting alleged white supremacists

The melee at a Tinley Park restaurant Saturday appears to have been the work of radical protesters who wanted to attack a gathering of alleged white supremacists, the mayor and a law enforcement source said.

Ten people were injured at the Ashford House Restaurant on 159th Street after 15 to 18 young people, wearing hooded black jackets and wielding bats and hammers, burst inside and attacked another group of 12 to 15 people who were meeting there, officials said.

Mayor Ed Zabrocki said police believe the attackers were from a group called Anti-Racist Action, which on its website described the assault as a strike against a gathering of white supremacists.

The law enforcement source said the victims included several people with ties to a white supremacist group. Zabrocki said that was his understanding, too, but that police were still trying to clarify those links.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-tinley-park-melee-ashford-house,0,6021690.story

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