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USA: 'Racist cops have got to go!' Jesse Jackson leads protest over slain black teen01:44

USA: 'Racist cops have got to go!' Jesse Jackson leads protest over slain black teen

United States, Chicago
December 6, 2015 at 17:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson led scores of protesters through central Chicago, Sunday, the protest comes after black teenager Laquan McDonald was reportedly shot 16 times by a police officer which was then followed by contradictory police accounts relating to the incident.

Protesters rallied through central Chicago amidst a heavy deployment of police who stood on guard. The march then ended outside the Thompson Center, a state government building.

The post-incident reports from the Laquan McDonald shooting have been criticised due to their contradictory comparison to the actual video which reportedly shows the incident. Requests have been put forward for lawyers to investigate the Chicago Police Department over the dubious accounts which appear to alter and misguide from what actually happens in the video.

Protesters held banners and chanted 'racist cops have got to go,' reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter protests which have become increasingly frequent gestures of united communities speaking out against police brutality across America in the wake of the killings of Laquan McDonald and Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.

USA: 'Racist cops have got to go!' Jesse Jackson leads protest over slain black teen01:44
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Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson led scores of protesters through central Chicago, Sunday, the protest comes after black teenager Laquan McDonald was reportedly shot 16 times by a police officer which was then followed by contradictory police accounts relating to the incident.

Protesters rallied through central Chicago amidst a heavy deployment of police who stood on guard. The march then ended outside the Thompson Center, a state government building.

The post-incident reports from the Laquan McDonald shooting have been criticised due to their contradictory comparison to the actual video which reportedly shows the incident. Requests have been put forward for lawyers to investigate the Chicago Police Department over the dubious accounts which appear to alter and misguide from what actually happens in the video.

Protesters held banners and chanted 'racist cops have got to go,' reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter protests which have become increasingly frequent gestures of united communities speaking out against police brutality across America in the wake of the killings of Laquan McDonald and Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.

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