Protesters in Chicago tonight tried — AND FAILED — to bring down a statue of Christopher Columbus:

Cops eventually moved in to break up the crowd:

Complete with “OC spray”:

They then used bikes to separate the protesters from the monument:

“Tons of protesters choking on pepper spray”:

“The Columbus statue in downtown Chicago still stands”:

Earlier, the protesters attacked cops with bottles and fireworks:

More of that here:

And an awesome clap-back from Kayleigh: