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USA: Multiple BLM protesters arrested in Chicago after blocking traffic

United States, Chicago
December 19, 2015 at 09:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several police brutality protesters were arrested after hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Chicago, Saturday. Protesters disrupted and blocked traffic while marching through the city demanding the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvare following the death of Laquan McDoland at police hands.

Protesters reportedly blocked a police van containing their fellow protesters. The march in downtown was reportedly only one of 5 protests that Chicago witnessed on Friday. Another march reportedly briefly blocked traffic near Chicago Midway International Airport.

Earlier in December, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hit out against the police killing of Laquan McDonald during a special City Council meeting in Chicago and apologised personally for the death of the young black man.

Protests over McDonald's death have been rife across the country after US officials released dash-cam footage last month showing white police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting the 17-year-old 16 times in Chicago last year. Police officials say McDonald was walking down the street with a knife and refused to drop it after being ordered. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder for killing the teenager and is currently being held without bond.

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Several police brutality protesters were arrested after hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Chicago, Saturday. Protesters disrupted and blocked traffic while marching through the city demanding the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvare following the death of Laquan McDoland at police hands.

Protesters reportedly blocked a police van containing their fellow protesters. The march in downtown was reportedly only one of 5 protests that Chicago witnessed on Friday. Another march reportedly briefly blocked traffic near Chicago Midway International Airport.

Earlier in December, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hit out against the police killing of Laquan McDonald during a special City Council meeting in Chicago and apologised personally for the death of the young black man.

Protests over McDonald's death have been rife across the country after US officials released dash-cam footage last month showing white police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting the 17-year-old 16 times in Chicago last year. Police officials say McDonald was walking down the street with a knife and refused to drop it after being ordered. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder for killing the teenager and is currently being held without bond.

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