Chicago protests over release of Laquan McDonald video subside, more expected

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CHICAGO -- Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer.

Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday night, at times numbering in the hundreds. There were a few tense moments, and at least 5 people were arrested, two were charged. But the demonstrations dissipated in the early morning hours Wednesday with any reports of damage or injuries.

Protest groups are expected to stage more demonstrations in the days ahead, including one at City Hall scheduled for Wednesday and another seeking to block Michigan Avenue during Friday's holiday shopping bonanza.

The protests came after the release of the dash-cam video in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. Jason Van Dyke, a Chicago police officer, was charged with murder in McDonald's death earlier Tuesday.