Protesters Rally On Michigan Avenue For Police Accountability

Nancy Harty
November 23, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Protesters rally for police accountability on Michigan Avenue on Black Friday.

WBBM Newsradio/Nancy Harty

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Continuing a Black Friday tradition since the release of the Laqaun McDonald video three years ago, police protesters hit the Mag Mile Friday. 

Members of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression stood in front of the old Water Tower, holding signs saying CPAC now, stop Trump and boycott Black Friday while chanting anti-police slogans as officers stood by on patrol. 

About two dozen people came out to call for a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

Several said they are encouraged by the murder conviction of former police Officer Jason Van Dyke's conviction and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision not to run for another term.

But many of the protesters say they're not resting until the city council approves CPAC.

They want to make sure the next mayor supports the idea.