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3000 march in Chicago for community control of the police

By staff |
August 30, 2015
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Chicago protest against police crimes
Chicago protest against police crimes. (Photo by Monique)

Chicago, IL - An historic mobilization took place in Chicago’s Loop, the center of the city, August 29, when 3000 people marched to demand an elected, civilian police accountability council.

Frank Chapman, organizer of the march and field organizer for the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression said, “This is what united action for community control of the police looks like. We've initiated a new stage in the struggle with a clear political objective demanding systemic change. CPAC is about power to the people!”

The march included families of victims of police crimes, Black Lives Matter groups, Palestinians marching around community leader Rasmea Odeh, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicagoland, trade unionists, immigrant rights activists and other groups.