Protesters march through Union Station on New Year’s Day

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CHICAGO — A small group of protesters took their message to holiday travelers at Union Station in Chicago demand for mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation.

The activists remain outraged over the Emanuel administration’s handling of the police killing of Laquan McDonald. They accuse Emanuel of engaging in a cover up. Newly released e-mails show city hall officials scrambling to limit political damage once public pressure reached the mayor’s doorstep.

Emanuel himself has maintained his opposition to releasing the McDonald video was based solely on his desire not to compromise an ongoing investigation.

Meantime the Chicago police department has been embroiled in new controversies, including the accidental killing of Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, last week.

As far as today’s protests, an Amtrak spokesperson says no operations were disrupted today here at union station.

Police say there were no arrests.


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