Live Updates: Chicago Protests and Unrest

West Side march heads to police station, ends with song

Danny Davis speaks at Demonstration
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago) speaks in front of the 15th District police station. Monica Eng / WBEZ

Demonstrations protesting police brutality continued in Chicago today, as hundreds showed up for a faith-based march and rally on the West Side that ended at the Chicago Police Department’s 15th District station at 5701 W. Madison Ave. The peaceful demonstration was organized by local faith leaders and included elected officials.

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago) encouraged recent high school graduates in the neighborhood to go to college and then come back and become police officers. The rally ended with demonstrators singing “We Shall Overcome,” and one protester even hugged a police officer in front of the station as the song ended.