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National Protests Come To Andersonville

AvillePeaceWalkThis last Sunday, Andersonville was one of the many communities across Chicago that participated in a peaceful walking demonstration to respond to the recent news regarding the death of Eric Garner in New York. This news came shortly after the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson. Tensions have been running high across the country as a result of polarizing opinions regarding race, the legal system, police brutality and the criminal justice system.

In Andersonville the Chicago Police Department shut down a few of the streets to allow those walking to do so in a peaceful way. Participants chanted, sang, held hands and hailed from various faith institutions from around the Edgewater neighborhood.

For the last few weeks there have been hundreds of demonstrations, walks, ‘die-in’s’, protests and other organized efforts for people to gather and send a message. People can be seen standing mimicking a physical stance of ‘Hands up, Don’t shoot!’, holding signs that read ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I can’t breathe’,  ‘We Can’t Breathe’, among many others.

Last week, all through out Chicago there were staged demonstrations at the Daley Center,  outside Chicago Police Department Headquarters, on Lake Shore Drive and all along Michigan Ave. People from all walks of life have come together to show their their anger, frustration, pain, sadness and general upset with the way the legal system has handled these cases.

 


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