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Protests Shut Down Eisenhower Expy., Lake Shore Drive

By Alex Parker | December 6, 2014 2:15pm | Updated on December 6, 2014 4:27pm
 Protesters disrupted traffic on the Eisenhower Expy. Saturday.
Protesters disrupted traffic on the Eisenhower Expy. Saturday.
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CHICAGO — Demonstrations on the South and West sides Saturday shut down traffic on the Eisenhower Expy. and Lake Shore Drive.

It was the third day of protests following a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for the chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

Police were monitoring protesters on the West Side, and said 30 people were involved in a peaceful demonstration near Pulaski and Lake streets early Saturday afternoon.

The demostration led to the Eisenhower, where protesters held signs saying "Justice for Mike Brown" and "Murdered by Police," featuring images of people allegedly killed by officers.


A police spokesman reported no arrests related to the demonstration. Protests were reported on the South Side, too.

A group of protesters blocked north- and southbound traffic at Lake Shore Drive and 53rd Street, according to post on social media.

#icantbreathe #blacklivesmatter

A photo posted by Jose Antonio H. Company (@jahco1980) on

On Friday, 16 people were arrested in demonstrations that took place Downtown. On Thursday, an earlier round of protests stopped traffic on the Dan Ryan Expy. and Lake Shore Drive.

Church leaders said they are planning citywide action after Sunday services.

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