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Two shot dead, 60 arrested in overnight protests in Chicago

Two people were shot dead and at least 60 were arrested as protests and looting continued in Chicago neighbourhoods and suburbs on Monday in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Protests and looting spread to the north, west and south of Chicago as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday locked down the Central Business District and Loop.

Major Chicago downtown area was looted and severely hit by rioters on Saturday night.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that he was deploying additional 250 Illinois National Guard troops and 300 members of the Illinois State Police to help reinforce suburban and downstate police department as he declared seven Illinois counties a disaster zone.

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