Nationwide police protests extend to Chicago’s Loop

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A couple of hundred people gathered in Chicago’s Loop as nationwide marches took place against what some believe to be “police genocide.”

Other cities such as Washington and New York also demonstrated Saturday, as thousands continue to protest the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and other unarmed black teens at the hands of police.

Invoking the familiar names of black men who died at the hands of police, thousands marched throughout the nation on Saturday to protest what they see as rampant racial injustice.

The throngs -- young and old, black and white -- took to the streets in major cities, including New York. In Washington, a crowd of thousands snaked up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol.

They appear to represent a burgeoning movement sparked by the decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

Similar demonstrations were held Saturday in Boston and San Francisco.

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