Thursday marks the opening day of Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park and a Cubs game at Wrigley Field — community organizers say it’s the perfect occasion for an act of civil disobedience.
Anti-violence groups are planning to march through Lake Shore Drive Thursday and disrupt traffic to raise awareness for gun violence in the city.
Protesters are planning to close the northbound lanes of Lake Shore between Diversey and Belmont avenues Thursday at 4 p.m. — peak traffic hour — before pivoting west to Clark Street and up to Wrigley Field.
The Rev. Gregory Livingston said protesters are also calling for the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. He joins the Morning Shift to talk about the demonstration.
GUEST: Rev. Gregory Livingston, Coalition For a New Chicago
LEARN MORE: Group planning to shut down Lake Shore Drive not working with police, mayor (ABC 7 Chicago 7/30/18)
Lakeview businesses brace for the unknown during Thursday’s anti-violence protest (Chicago Tribune 7/31/18)