CHICAGO – The release of the Laquan Mcdonald police reports brought out protesters once again Saturday.
Demonstrations have been held nearly every day since the release of the McDonald dash-camera video. A number of groups plan to come together for a large protest Sunday and rally at the Thompson Center. On Saturday some small groups took to the streets.
About a dozen or so people chanted and lay down in a "die-in" in front of the Nordstrom store on Michigan Avenue. Shoppers were able to get by and into the store – which was different than the Black Friday protest, when demonstrators locked arms and blocked the entrance to stores.
Sunday's protest will come on the heels of the police reports in the McDonald shooting not matching the dash-cam video, and the mayor's op-ed piece saying the city was following procedure in not releasing the video and it was in now way a cover-up.
Rainbow PUSH is leading Sunday's protest. It will start near State and Van Buren around 2 p.m. They will march to the Thompson Center, where they will hold a rally asking for independent prosecutor and a complete federal overhaul of the Chicago Police Department.