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Police Keep Marchers Off Major Chicago Expressway

A counter-protester, who claimed that the anti-police brutality protest was counter-productive because they were helping police earn overtime pay, disrupts the program, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. Protesters walked from Bronzeville to Grant Park, after police prohibited them from marching along the Dan Ryan Expressway. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

A march that could have snarled traffic on Chicago’s South Side on Saturday turned out to be a lot less disruptive than expected when police kept protesters off of the major expressways into the city they’d hoped to walk onto.

The march that was called to protest police brutality followed a route on a roadway near the Dan Ryan Expressway because police were able to block the crowd of about 200 people from getting on the expressway.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the police on bicycles stopped traffic on cross streets so the marchers could make their way down Indiana Avenue.

The march comes days after a police shooting of a black man in the Englewood neighborhood on the city’s South Side prompted large crowds of people to go to the downtown shopping area, where they smashed windows of dozens of businesses and made of with merchandise of stores. More than 100 people who police said took part in the looting of the area were arrested.


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