Police: No confirmation of Chief supporters' claim of violence at homecoming parade

Police: No confirmation of Chief supporters' claim of violence at homecoming parade

CHAMPAIGN — Pro-Chief Illiniwek activists said three people were injured in a clash with protesters Friday night after the protesters blocked the homecoming parade route.

But as of noon Saturday, police said they had no report of violence.

Former Chief portrayer Ivan Dozier and others said at a pow-wow this morning that three pro-Chief members were injured and some escorted away by police.

"Several chief supporters were hurt," according to a Chief Illiniwek Facebook page.

University of Illinois Police spokesman Pat Wade said he had no information about injuries.

“The only report we had last night was about a teenage girl who was in a verbal altercation with protesters, but was not in a fight. We have no reports of any physical altercations,” Wade said.

Protesters blocked Chancellor Robert Jones’ car and lined the parade route.

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Mr Dreamy wrote on October 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Ivan Dozier. Fake Indian. Fake news. 

ratiocination wrote on October 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm

So the NG is reporting FB rumors that are unsupported by police records? This is about racist white people trying to cast themselves as the victims. Who are the melting white snowflakes now?

One would assume that we can all agree that black face minstrelsy is reprehensibly racist (although many in this town may disagree even with that). If so, why is is this “red face” minstrelsy tolerable—especially in an approved homecoming float? The administration has made a venal calculation and compromised the moral value of anti-racism in order to accommodate the nostalgic fantasies of racist alumni donors. Awful.

Alex Goodlad wrote on October 28, 2017 at 10:10 pm

A little something missing to that story. Dan McKenzie tried to run the protestors over. Evidence is in this video (see -17:45).




Welcome to dystopia.

Notsoaveragejoe wrote on October 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Here is a Facebook video of a presentation on the history of the Chief being aggressively interrupted. Fast forward to 19:30 to see. Can't confirm whether or not it's true, but some people are stating the aggressor is a faculty member. Totally unacceptable.


cjw61822@hotmail.com wrote on October 31, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Whooooooooooooooooooooooooops looks like you were wrong snowflake./  Whats the old saying....


better to be thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt.



Should have waited a few days there...............................