Chicago Officer Injured After Pride Parade

Police responded to a large fight at Belmont and Clark hours after the Pride Parade

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    Fights involving partiers from Chicago's record-setting Pride Parade broke out in the city's Lakeview neighborhood, leaving one police officer hurt. NBC 5 Anthony Ponce reports on the aftermath and the clean-up efforts going on in Lakeview on Monday.

    A police officer was injured early Monday in Boystown, hours after the Chicago Pride Parade ended.

    A witness told NBC Chicago a group of about 150 people were partying late into the night on a block of West Belmont Avenue when a fight broke out at Belmont and Clark Street. Things got out of control, the witness recalled, and at some point the storefront window of Forever Yogurt, at  933 W. Belmont, was smashed in.

    A man was beaten up, and when police arrived, one of the officers was pushed pretty hard into a garbage can.

    Police News Affairs confirmed one of their officers injured his hand around 2:45 a.m. while arresting someone. The officer is being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

    Part of Belmont Avenue remained a mess Monday morning with garbage and broken beer bottles strewn everywhere, and the whole block smelled like stale beer.

    A record 850,000 turned out for Sunday's parade, according to early estimates. No arrests were reported during the festivities.