More protests in Chicago Sunday

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Thousands of people took part in different demonstrations throughout Chicago Sunday.

Protesters remain upset at the two recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.

On Sunday morning Father Michael Pfleger led the Saint Sabina Church faithful to the corner of Racine and 79th to lie down for 11 minutes -- a minute for each time Eric Garner told NYPD officers he couldn’t breath.

He asked those who remained standing to hold up their hands in honor of Michael Brown, who was killed by a Missouri police officer.

An estimated 250 people were present at the church a little before noon Sunday.

More than a half a dozen faith-based protests took place across the city, from the Far South Side to protesters once again marching downtown.

"I will be wearing black, and invite [members] to do so as well, as a sign of mourning for those who have lost their lives to violence," Rev. Pfleger said in a statement preceding his event.

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Parishioners at Chicago churches were asked to take to the streets during Sunday services to protest the New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner.

Protestors staged a rally and petition drive at 63rd and King Drive on Saturday.

Other groups blocked the Eisenhower Expressway Saturday - and Lake Shore Drive.

 

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