A Porter man was arrested Sunday night during the NATO summit protest after
Chicago Police said that he threw bottles at officers.
Alex Cerajewski, 20, who resides in the 1300 block of South Port Cove Drive,
was charged with mob action, CPD Officer Laura Kubiak told the Chesterton
Kubiak said that Cerajewski—dressed all in black—appears to have been
affiliated with so-called “Black Bloc anarchists,” as media reports have
called them, and that he was witnessed attempting to organize the
infiltration of another group of protesters in the area of the Art Institute
In any case, Kubiak said, Cerajewski threw two bottles—what kind is
unspecified—directly at Chicago Police officers at the scene.
On Tuesday bond was set for Cerajewski at $50,000 in Cook County Court,
Illinois Statue defines mob action as the knowing or reckless use of force
or violence which disturbs the public peace by two or more persons acting
together and without authority of the law; and the knowing assembly of two
or more persons with the intent to commit or facilitate the commission of a
felony or misdemeanor.
Mob law is a Class IV felony punishable by a term of one to three years.