The U.S. is currently facing two major crises -- the coronavirus pandemic and the severe protest taking place after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed when a white police officer put a knee on his neck to pin him to the ground.

The fact the situation is quickly spiraling of control was further seconded when actor John Cusack took to Twitter to post a serious of tweets to share that the Chicago police attacked him while he was filming the protests.

The actor, 53, shared a video on Twitter on May 30, wherein a police officer can be heard angrily ask Cusack to move along with the sound of something hitting metal. "Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike. Ahhm here’s the audio."

The widespread protests after the death of Floyd began when footage of him, being forcibly pushed to the ground, surfaced. Even though the Minneapolis police officer in the video, Derek Chauvin, was fired and charged with murder, the video has since then sparked outrage over police brutality intermixed with racial inequality. The protests have spread to the US cities which are still reeling from the pandemic following which curfews have been imposed in 40 states of America, including Washington.

Cusack also revealed that instead of using tear gas to deter the demonstrators, the police are resorting to spraying pepper spray on them. "Pepper spray - is out - no tear gas that I’ve seen personally out here,” he tweeted.

In later tweets, Cusack went on to clarify that the Chicago authorities "didn’t assault me” and requested his followers to not make him the “the headline or the story” as the “ important thing is the anger & pain out there”. “I’m of no importance I was just a witness to what was happening in Chicago -- didn’t see the press out at all," he wrote.

He further added that the ongoing protests may very well mark the end of Donald Trump's presidency.

"Would be very surprised if this is a one or two day event / this may well be the beginning of end of trump loathsome era - thank god," he wrote. "Feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head- a wave peaking -Chicago scene was about getting to trump tower most of day."

John and Joan Cusack
Since John made himself a name as Lloyd in "Say Anything," Joan has been stealing scenes with supporting roles in her brother's films.

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