CHICAGO — Protesters are marched in Chicago and across the country Thursday in response to the recent police involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Big crowds gathered in Times Square in New York and protesters stormed the capitol in Washington.
In Chicago, demonstrators caused big disruptions in traffic.
Two college students organized the protest on social media.
Police say there were no arrests here, but at one point, the crowd stopped traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
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Protesters initially gathered outside Chicago Police Dept’s Area Central headquarters and took over the street in a steady rain.
They linked arms and walked down the ramp to the Dan Ryan Expressway.
The group blocked traffic in the southbound lanes for several minutesduring the evening rush.
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The crowd eventually walked back to where they started.
Several more protests are in the works including one planned for Saturday at the Taste of Chicago and another economic boycott on Michigan Ave later this month.