Protesters march in downtown Chicago after death of George Floyd

Chicago News

CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters marched through Chicago Friday after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

What started as a relatively small protest near Millennium Park grew in size as the night wore on.

The group yelled “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace” after Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day.

Before marching through the streets, the group held a press conference at Millenium Park.

“Everyday you wake up and it’s ‘who’s going to be next?,” one protester said.

The group left Millenium Park with no intended route. At one point, they walked down Michigan Avenue into oncoming traffic. They were stopped by police as they attempted to get on I-290 from Congress.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot strongly condemned the actions of Minneapolis police and President Trump, after he tweeted “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

“Being black in America shouldn’t be a death sentence,” Mayor Lightfoot said.

“I am sick of the police not being held accountable, 3rd degree murder are you kidding me?,” a protester said.

A curfew has been imposed for 8 p.m. in Minneapolis after the city burned for a third straight night.

Major cities across the U.S. have riots underway in wake of the death of George Floyd.


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