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USA: Protesters rally outside Chicago mayor's home, call for resignation01:22

USA: Protesters rally outside Chicago mayor's home, call for resignation

United States, Chicago
December 30, 2015 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters rallied outside the home of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the North Side of the city, Tuesday, following the latest round of fatal shootings by the Chicago Police Department. During the rally protesters called for Emanuel's resignation and confronted the police officers guarding the home.

Chicago has been gripped by protests in recent months following a string of fatal shootings by police officers, the most recent of which took place on December 26 when an Chicago police officer shot and killed 19-year-old student Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, a mother of five.

In December Emanuel announced the resignations of the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Gary McCarthy, and the head of the Independent Police Review Authority, Scott Ando, but protesters are demanding that the mayor also steps down from office.

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Protesters rallied outside the home of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the North Side of the city, Tuesday, following the latest round of fatal shootings by the Chicago Police Department. During the rally protesters called for Emanuel's resignation and confronted the police officers guarding the home.

Chicago has been gripped by protests in recent months following a string of fatal shootings by police officers, the most recent of which took place on December 26 when an Chicago police officer shot and killed 19-year-old student Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, a mother of five.

In December Emanuel announced the resignations of the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Gary McCarthy, and the head of the Independent Police Review Authority, Scott Ando, but protesters are demanding that the mayor also steps down from office.

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