Hundreds of protestors continue to march through downtown Chicago at this hour protesting the New York “choke-hold” decision and the Ferguson decision.
On Wednesday, a grand jury ruled New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted in the July 17 death of Eric Garner. The decision set off many of the same visceral reactions seen when a St. Louis County grand jury decided last week against charging then-Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s death.
In Chicago, the crowd started at Jackson and State around 5 p.m. The crowd voiced their displeasure with the decision. Some walked with their hands up chanting “Hand Up. Don’t Shoot,” in reference to the Ferguson case and “I can’t breathe,” in reference to the New York City case.
The crowd shut down major streets in Chicago including portions of Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave. At one point, the crowd marched toward the Dan Ryan and attempted to enter the expressway using the on ramp near 18th Street. Chicago Police physically removed those protestors.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.