Although the protest appeared to be mostly peaceful, independent videographer Brendan Gutenschwager captured scuffles between protesters and Chicago PD at Logan Square Park, shortly after 10pm local time.
Hundreds of protesters marched through Chicago on Thursday, chanting “Say his name, Adam Toledo!” and “CPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?”
Also among the chants were “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “Fire fire, gentrifier. Black people used to live here!” Marching through the neighborhood where the mayor lives, the demonstrators changed “Hey hey, ho ho, Lori Lightfoot’s got to go!”
Friday’s demonstrations follow the release of body camera footage on Thursday, showing a Chicago PD officer fatally shooting the teen on March 29. Toledo had just dropped a handgun behind a fence, after being pursued by officers.
“We understand that the release of this video will be incredibly painful and elicit an emotional response to all who view it, and we ask that people express themselves peacefully,” Lightfoot said in a joint statement with the lawyers for Toledo’s family.
Footage of Toledo’s death emerged amid the protests in Minnesota over the police shooting of Daunte Wright – an African-American man who tried to flee a traffic stop – and the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in last year’s death of George Floyd, which triggered Black Lives Matter protests and riots across the US.
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