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John Cusack gets pepper sprayed, bike smashed by Chicago police officers during George Floyd protest

Golden Globe nominee John Cusack witnessed police brutality first-hand in Chicago on Saturday night during a protest for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday.

At first, the 53-year-old Illinois native - who concealed his identity with a COVID-19 face mask - spoke to several cops, whom he said 'understood the rage' of 'furious' protesters.

An hour later, John tweeted that he was 'hit with pepper spray' but defended law enforcement for 'not escalating violence compared to other cities.'  

Golden Globe nominee John Cusack witnessed police brutality first-hand in Chicago on Saturday night during a protest for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday (pictured in 2016)

posted a video of cops 'coming at me with batons' and hitting his bicycle for 'filming a burning car.'

Late into the night, John shared videos of looters breaking into Sally's Beauty Supply and Whole Foods. 

Daytime: At first, the 53-year-old Illinois native - who concealed his identity with a COVID-19 face mask - spoke to several cops, whom he said 'understood the rage' of 'furious' protesters

'From what I've seen': An hour later, John tweeted that he was 'hit with pepper spray' but defended law enforcement for 'not escalating violence compared to other cities'

'Here's the audio': But by 8:46pm, Cusack posted a video of cops 'coming at me with batons' and hitting his bicycle for 'filming a burning car'

The Distorted actor quoted President Trump's slogan in a video: 'This is making America great again. Is the dream accomplished? Is America great?'

'Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event,' Cusack concluded.

'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 - [Chicago] scene was about getting to Trump tower most of day.'

One man is dead and five others were wounded in separate shootings since Saturday, and 240 people were arrested - according to NBC Chicago. 

Chaos: Late into the night, John shared videos of looters breaking into Sally's Beauty Supply and Whole Foods

Cusack concluded: '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 - feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head - a wave peaking - [Chicago] scene was about getting to Trump tower most of day'

Lockdown: Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted Sunday that the '9pm-6am curfew will remain in place until further notice' and Governor Jay Pritzker 'ordered a small contingent of the National Guard'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted Sunday that the '9pm-6am curfew will remain in place until further notice' and Governor Jay Pritzker 'ordered a small contingent of the National Guard.'

'I want to begin by congratulating and thanking the thousands of people who engaged in non-violent, peaceful protests, and didn’t not allow themselves to get sidetracked by the devastation we’ve seen,' the 57-year-old politician wrote. 

'And that's also why I am hurt and angry at those who decided to try hijack this moment and use it as an opportunity to bring havoc - to loot and destroy.  

'You should be ashamed of yourselves. What you have done is a dishonor to our city and its long and proud legacy as a leader of bold and vibrant peaceful protest.'

The self-described 'apocalyptic s*** disturber' - who's a registered Democratic Socialist - introduced then Senator Bernie Sanders during a Chicago rally on January 18.

John will next play Dr. Kevin Christie in Gillian Flynn's nine-episode remake of the 2013 British series Utopia, which starts streaming later this year on Amazon Prime Video.

Bernie bro: The self-described 'apocalyptic s*** disturber' - who's a registered Democratic Socialist - introduced then Senator Bernie Sanders during a Chicago rally on January 18

Acting career: John will next play Dr. Kevin Christie in Gillian Flynn's nine-episode remake of the 2013 British series Utopia, which starts streaming later this year on Amazon Prime Video (pictured March 14)

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