CHICAGO — Protesters took to the CTA Friday evening to raise awareness of racial inequality and police violence against "black and brown" people across America.
The "train takeover," which began around 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt Red Line stop, was the fourth of its kind in Chicago.
Participants were told to, "Wear red. Be ready."
Protesters waved signs, chanted, sang songs and played instruments during the busy evening commute.
In a press release, the organizers said, "Our goal is to start a dialogue with those who are so often easily able to ignore us and our voices. We gather to encourage Chicagoans to confront the realities of police violence against black and brown people."
Protesters held signs and placards emblazoned with familiar slogans from other #BlackLivesMatter protests around the country, including statistics about racial inequality and the names of people of color gunned down by police.
Organizers estimated about 100 people attended the protest. By the time the protest reached the Belmont Red Line stop Friday evening, the protest had spread to at least three train cars.
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