CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) — Protesters shut down elements of Chicago’s luxurious shopping district Friday and demanded a federal investigation into the police capturing demise of teenager Laquan McDonald, alleging a wide-ranging coverup that spans a 12 months-long investigation.
Protesters, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and other black leaders,halted traffic together Chicago’s renowned Magnificent Mile on Black Friday, demanding the city’s best leaders resign. Law enforcement kept their length from the protesters and blocked traffic from moving into Michigan Avenue.
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has been billed with initial-degree murder in the shooting dying of seventeen-year-outdated McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. Dashboard digicam video, produced community just days back, demonstrates Van Dyke taking pictures the teenager sixteen occasions in about fifteen seconds. A lot of activists have named the incident a “present day-day lynching.”
Demonstrators chanted “End the cover-up!” and “16 photographs! sixteen shots!” They want substantial changes at the Chicago Law enforcement Section.
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— Fr. Michael Pfleger (@MichaelPfleger) November 28, 2015
Law enforcement Supt. Garry McCarthy lauded his officers for a “outstanding” work monitoring protests to ensure they stay tranquil.
“Which is why we are not having issues that other cities are obtaining, or have had in the past,” McCarthy said ahead of Friday’s march. “We’re going to aid the protests. We are trying to assist them do what they want to do, quite frankly, and we’re likely to do it in a expert fashion but we will not enable legal behavior, quite frankly. We are not likely to stand by and view some thing come about. We’re not heading to permit home windows get broken, and stand by idly viewing it come about. We’re not likely to allow locations get looted. It truly is just not heading to take place.”