CHICAGO — Police arrested four protesters who were among the crowds that marched through downtown streets Wednesday night to denounce the shooting death of Laquan McDonald and urge the city to shake up its leadership.
In the second day of protests and rallies after the release of video footage showing 17-year-old McDonald's shooting death at the hands of a police officer, hundreds of activists and city residents took to the streets Wednesday.
Though protests downtown were mostly peaceful, a march through the Loop did disturb traffic during rush hour and protesters reportedly removed strings of lights from the Christmas tree in Millennium Park later in the night.
Protesters demanded an end to police violence, for Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be removed from their posts and for other political leaders to resign.
Three protestors arrested Wednesday night were charged with resisting an officer, the department said Thursday morning. One of those protesters also landed a pair of battery charges. Another was charged with damaging public property.
• Max McKune, 18, of the 6900 block of North Sheridan Street, who was charged with resisting an officer.
• Omari Ferrell, 18, of the 7900 block of South Richmond Street, who was charged with resisting an officer.
• Natalie Wahlberg, 33, of the 7400 block of Lake Shore Drive in Cedar Lake, Ind. who was charged with damaging public property.
• Jacqueline Spreadbury, 26, of the 700 block of West 43rd Street, who was charged with two counts of battery and two counts of resisting an officer.
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