Photos: Black Friday Protests Shutdown the Magnificent Mile Shopping District

An estimated 2000 protesters marched in the streets of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Starting at Pioneer Court and marching north on Michigan Avenue to The Water Tower.  Many held signs calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Claims of foot-dragging and stonewalling in the case that took the prosecutor 13 months to announce charges in the case on Tuesday and hours later, a graphic video. Protesters disrupted business on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, to protest the shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.

Organizers said the rally, led by activist-politician the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman Bobby Rush, Congressman Danny Davis, Rev. James T. Meeks, Father Michael Pfleger and several state elected officials, was a show of outrage over the October 2014 death of Laquan McDonald, 17, and what they see as racial bias in Chicago.


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