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Rally in Minneapolis to celebrate verdict in Laquan McDonald case

By Loretta VanPelt |
October 6, 2018
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(Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN – More than 20 people gathered in a light rain at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis to celebrate the verdict in the Laquan McDonald case, October 5. The action was organized by members of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J).

Participants in the action also called for justice for those in the Twin Cities who were murdered by the police, including William “Billy” Hughes, a Native American man. Saint Paul police murdered Hughes on August 5, and on October 5 - the same day as the Van Dyke verdict in Chicago - the county attorney said he would not file charges in the Hughes case. Rally emcee Angel Buechner of TCC4J said, “This may be a victory, but we need to continue the fight for other families.”