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CTA suspending all buses, trains Sunday evening

All CTA service will be suspended at 6:30 p.m. “at the request of public safety officials,” the transit agency said.

The CTA announced that all service would be suspended at 6:30 p.m. May 31, 2020.
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The CTA announced it would be suspending all buses and trains Sunday evening in the wake of widespread protests that turned violent Saturday.

All CTA service will be suspended at 6:30 p.m. Sunday “at the request of public safety officials,” the transit agency said. They expect service to resume Monday morning but did not offer an exact time.

Saturday’s protests in response to the death of George Floyd ended with violent confrontations between police and protesters. Buildings across the downtown area were looted and vandalized, and several police vehicles were flipped or burned in the chaos.

Officials announced that 240 people had been arrested after Saturday’s protests, and 20 police officers were injured.

CTA service had already been cut off to the Loop since Saturday afternoon, and bridges across the Chicago River remain raised as well.