Second Day Protest Peaceful In Chicago After Release Of Laquan McDonald Killing

April 27, 2023 12:28 pm2 commentsViews: 354

For the second day protesters took to the streets of Chicago peacefully responding to the release of graphic dashcam video that reveals the final moments of the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald.

Second Day Protest Peaceful In Chicago After Release Of Laquan McDonald Killing

On the night of October 20 in 2014 the 17-year-old boy from 37th Ward of Chicago, student at Sullivan House High School, was shot by Chicago police officer, who is accused of shooting him sixteen times even when he was fallen to ground.

The officer, Jason Van Dyke, who had shot McDonald, has been charged with first degree murder and turned himself into authorities. He is a 14-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and currently at Cook County Jail without bail. If found convicted, the officer to face a sentence of 20 years to life imprisonment.

The video footage of the shooting was captured by the dashboard camera of a police cruiser.

Demonstrators marched down through major downtown business district The Loop chanting in peaceful way.

On the first day of the protests people in hundreds blocked the intersection of Roosevelt and Michigan Avenue.

The video footage was released after an order by Chicago court.

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