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July 7, By Miesha Miller Reuters - Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city on Saturday, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the community do more to stop the bloodshed.
Initially, hundreds of demonstrators marched along two of the freeway's four northbound lanes watched by lines of police.
Some carried crosses and others banged drums as they marched, chanting slogans including "Black Lives Matter! Illinois State Police said agreement was reached with organizers of the protest to allow the demonstrators restricted access to Interstate 94, known as the Dan Ryan Expressway, "to march peacefully for their cause.
Chicago leaders have long struggled to bring down its high murder rate. Even though homicides fell 16 percent last year, the third largest U.
This is about the violence in the city of Chicago. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Saturday that the protest had caused "chaos", and he called on Twitter for Emanuel to take "swift and decisive action" so that Chicago residents could feel safe.
Emanuel responded in a tweet:Aug 02, · Officials in Chicago in charge of one of the nation's biggest jails are betting cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT, for a targeted portion of young men in their custody will help change how hard.
Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2, people have been shot, more than killed.
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Jul 07, · Thousands of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city on Saturday, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the.
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