Sat Jun 12 10:56am EDT
With 2 million people cramming the streets to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup since 1961, you'd figure there would be some mishaps, accidents or injuries. Police and paramedics reported at least 75 people were treated for heat-related ailments but no "major criminal incidents."
There was, however, an ugly scene as the Blackhawks made their way through the parade on a double-decker bus. As fans surged through barricades, entered the parade route and mobbed the back of the bus, police on ATVs rode through for crowd control; this helicopter footage shows the disturbing results:
One of the few media reports we could locate on the matter was from ABC 7 in Chicago:
Thousands of people fell in line behind the buses carrying the players as the parade moved on. A Chicago police officer was knocked down while doing crowd control, but she is OK, police said.
Any fans that witnessed this on the ground or were involved with the incident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional details. Thankfully, as unsightly as this was on video, it appears there were no major injuries -- or other major incidents during what was a memorable party for the Windy City.
UPDATE: Read Mark F. said he saw the following at the parade:
Sorry, No footage but the riot quickly continued onto a blackhawks street sweeper, I was on the ground 20 ft away from it all drunken fans were climbing ontop of the public works vehicle and were throwing beer water and an asortment of what they could get their hands on into the ensuing crowd. The man standing next to me got K.o.ed by a flying full can of Old Style beer, at that point I GTFO. It was a "Madhouse on Michigan."
Thanks to reader Paul B. for the tip.