May 21 - Marchers and police clash outside of NATO summit in Chicago, where world leaders are discussing the pullout of foreign troops in Afghanistan. Jessica Gray reports.
Police and anti-war protesters clash in Chicago where NATO leaders are thrashing out their exit strategy from Afghanistan. The Sunday anti-war march that drew up to 3,000 people was largely peaceful. However, there were some tense moments between a group of black-clad protesters in bandanas and riot police in full gear - one man was arrested. The leaders gathered at the McCormick Place convention center, in President Barak Obama's hometown, to organise the hand over of combat operations to Afghan forces by the middle of next year. They are expected to endorse a U.S.-backed strategy for a gradual exit from Afghanistan. The move is intended to hold the Alliance together after France decided to pull out early. Although many feared the summit would result in major violence on Chicago's streets, there have been only a few, relatively minor incidents so far. Jessica Gray, Reuters