Protests Start on Magnificent Mile; Large Turnout Blocking Michigan Ave, Chicago

Protesters started gathering at about 11:00 a.m. and were concentrated at Michigan Avenue and Illinois Street. The protest was organized to begin at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive and move up toward Water Tower Place.

The demonstration was organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson and several community activists and church leaders, including Reverend Michael Pfleger, a Roman Catholic priest, and was scheduled to being Friday.

Facebook.com/FrMichaelPfleger

Be at Michigan and Wacker tomorrow at 11:00am and MARCH FOR JUSTICE…….Groups from across Chicago coming together…..BOYCOTT ALL SHOPPING ON THE MAG MILE…Let’s show our Economic Strength…This is a chance for the whole Chicago land area to join in support Don’t Shop On The Mag tomorrow……

— Father Michael Pfleger

A commenter on Father Michael Pfleger’s Facebook page replied …

“Don’t shop on the South Side of Chicago, boycott all South Side business to protest the killing of Tyshaun Lee. BELIEVE THAT. We need to clean our own household before trying to get others to care about our point of view. BELIEVE THAT.”

There are a report of two protest marches. One moving northbound on Michigan Avenue and one on southbound Michigan Avenue.

Led by Rev. Jesse Jackson, police protesters are moving down Michigan Avenue. Watch live —-> http://nbcchi.com/EBbGnHQ

Posted by NBC Chicago on Friday, November 27, 2015

Hundreds of protesters are now gathered at Pioneer Court, preparing to march on Michigan Avenue in response to fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald. Live coverage —-> http://nbcchi.com/Uva6NFD

Posted by NBC Chicago on Friday, November 27, 2015

Led by Rev. Jesse Jackson, police protesters are moving down Michigan Avenue. Watch live —-> http://nbcchi.com/EBbGnHQ

Posted by NBC Chicago on Friday, November 27, 2015






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