MLK-inspired protesters call for political, economic justice

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CHICAGO -- It was another day of protest in Chicago. Activists marched to the credit union of the Chicago police to underscore that their message -- just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s -- is about both criminal and economic justice.

During the Martin Luther King Jr. “Day of Action,” more than 50 people marked the holiday with a march, walking several blocks to protest the police at the patrolman’s credit union.

Black Youth Project 100 is a group that has been protesting Chicago’s politicians and police since the November 2015 release of video showing an officer Jason Van Dyke killing Laquan McDonald. But leaders of the group say their movement is about more than police and community relations.

The aspect of King’s legacy they’re seeking to highlight: the civil rights leader’s radical call for economic justice.

The protesters say they won’t begin to be satisfied until they see the resignations of both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.

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