New phase of protests after Van Dyke released on bond

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CHICAGO – On Monday night outside police headquarters, dozens of protesters gathered to prayer for justice. It was again another peaceful protest, even though many people are furious the officer who shot Laquan McDonald is out on bond.

Officer Jason Van Dyke’s release on bond has angered street demonstrators.

At times Monday outside police headquarters, tensions ran high. But the majority of people came out to pray

The protesters say they want a federal investigation of how city officials handled the shooting of Laquan McDonald and reforms at CPD.

Earlier in the day, demonstrators showed up at City Hall with coffins.

A handful of them tried to block LaSalle Street and were arrested. Among them: the president of the NAACP Cornell Brooks.

For days, many in the streets have hinted they’re ready to escalate these protests.