CHICAGO — Protests continued Saturday over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Protesters gathered at 63rd and Cottage Grove beginning at around 3 p.m. Saturday for a protest and march. It’s the latest in a series of demonstrations held by multiple groups over the teen’s shooting since a video was released Tuesday that showed Van Dyke firing at McDonald 16 times.
On Friday a protest march was held in Chicago’s shopping district, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the middle of a crowd that’s shouting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!”
Traffic was shut down for much of Friday on Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Water Tower Place.
The protests thus far have been mostly peaceful, with activists calling for the resignations of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Earlier Saturday Congressman Bobby Rush joined Rev. Jesse Jackson and other elected officials turning up the pressure on city leaders, demanding comprehensive change and a justice department investigation into Chicago Police.
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