Pastors call for the resignation of a white Illinois mayor after video catches skirmish with black protester

Local pastors around Joliet, Illinois, are calling for their white mayor to resign after he was caught clashing with a black protester.

A video posted Monday showed Mayor Bob O’Dekirk grab a protester at a demonstration over the police killing of George Floyd, which ended with a altercation that ended with two people in police custody.

O’Dekirk, who is a former Joliet police officer, said he was provoked when he grabbed the protester and started walking him backwards toward a police car, reports the Chicago Sun Times.

“I was confronted by a rioter, then attacked,” O’Dekirk said
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