Protesters Disrupt Chicago Shopping Zone Over Police Conduct
Updated 2:56 P.M.
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters disrupted Black Friday shopping in Chicago's Magnificent Mile district demanding an elected civilian police review board. A determined and peaceful crowd rallied Friday morning near the city's historic Old Water Tower.
A similar protest occurred a year ago after the release of a video showing a white police officer shooting black teen Laquan McDonald.
Kofi Ademola, of Black Lives Matter Chicago, bemoaned that a year later investigations are underway into two police shootings of black men in the past three weeks — including one Wednesday.
Speakers criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Donald Trump in the same breath before marching and chanting down Michigan Avenue. Activists seek an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council.
City officials have said they plan to create a non-elected citizen oversight board next year.