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05 Oct 2018 | 12:22 PM UTC

US: Protests possible in Chicago amid police trial

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Chicago police officer on trial for shooting death of black teenager; protests possible in the event of a not-guilty verdict

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Chicago, United States

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A police officer is currently on trial in Chicago for the 2015 shooting death of a black teenager. A verdict in the case is possible as soon as Friday, October 10. A not-guilty verdict has the potential to provoke social unrest, including potentially violent demonstrations. Associated protests would also be possible in other American cities. A heavy security presence has been established outside the courthouse and police officers are on alert across the city.


The video of the killing, released 13 months after the fact, led to protests as well as political upheaval.


Individuals in Chicago are advised to keep abreast of the situation and avoid all protests.


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