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Second walkout against police crimes planned for Chicago

Struggle against Mayor Emanuel continues
By staff |
December 17, 2015
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Chicago, IL - On Friday, Dec. 18, people in Chicago will again walk out of school and off their jobs to call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign. The protesters will assemble outside Chicago City Hall, around Daley Plaza.

The protest was called in response to the cover-up of the murder of Laquan McDonald in October 2014. 13 months later, a judge ordered the city of Chicago to release the police dash cam video of police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times. It has caused the biggest wave of protests against police crimes in Chicago since the Black Lives Matter movement emerged. A walkout with over 1000 people marching was held Dec. 9.

The walk out will take place at 3:16 p.m. The time was chosen to represent the protesters’ goals of removing three people from office: Police Superintendent McCarthy (who was fired by Emanuel two weeks ago), Emanuel and Alvarez, and the 16 shots that killed Laquan McDonald.

Frank Chapman of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression said, “We're reaching out to all Chicago Alliance members and allies in the movement for community control of the police to join us at 3:00 p.m. on the northeast corner of State and Lake streets. Look for our banner.”