Police, Protesters Take to the Streets After Laquan Video Released
CHICAGO — Protesters marched through streets in Downtown Chicago Tuesday after the release of a video showing one police officer fatally shooting a black 17-year-old.
There were few arrests but some heated moments as protesters screamed at officers. Hundreds of protesters marched on Roosevelt Road, as well as Michigan Avenue and State Street.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday that people have a right to protest in the aftermath of the release of a video showing the police shooting Laquan McDonald but “we will be intolerant of criminal behavior.”
A total of five people were arrested, police said, including noted activist Malcolm Johnson, who was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer. More protests are expected Wednesday.
Read the full story