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25 Sep 2018 | 09:22 PM UTC

US: Further protests possible in Chicago Sep. 25 over police shooting

United States of America News Alert

Further protests possible in Chicago on September 25 and in the coming days over police shooting trial; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2018, 11:59 PM (US/Central). COUNTRY/REGION Chicago

Event

Protesters have planned a vigil in Chicago (Illinois) on Tuesday, September 25, to commemorate the birthday of a young man who was shot by a police officer in 2014. Participants are expected to gather at 18:00 (local time) outside the Cook County Criminal Courthouse where the police officer involved in the incident is currently on trial. Protests are possible during the vigil and over the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all demonstration sites.

Context

On September 17, the criminal trial of a Chicago police officer began over the shooting of an African-American young man on October 20, 2014. Since the trial began, daily protests have taken place outside the courthouse from 08:30 to 21:00 to denounce racism and police brutality.

Advice

Individuals present in Chicago are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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