Jul 02 A single shooting on the West Side accounted for almost half of the shooting victims, wounding six people.
Email Last Updated Jul 7, 4: Some stopped to write on the road with chalk: Chicago gun violence Pfleger, who organized the protest, Chicago police Supt.
Eddie Johnson and the Rev. Jesse Jackson linked arms. The march took place along the northbound lanes of Interstate 94, known as the Dan Ryan Expressway, after a roughly hourlong standoff between police and the protesters.
Illinois State Police, which had warned earlier in the week that any pedestrian entering the expressway would face arrest, said early Saturday that an agreement had been reached for protesters to march on a portion of the roadway.
Officers and vehicles lined up, forming a barrier to keep protesters in two northbound lanes, allowing some traffic to pass in other northbound lanes. In Chicago, anti-violence protesters shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway. The crowd began creeping into other lanes -- a situation Pfleger said had the potential to become dangerous.
Illinois State Police, which has jurisdiction over expressways, announced around Protesters then began walking northbound along a roughly 1.
He said the next step is accomplishing the actual goal -- an "aggressive plan" to address the violence. Among the demands the protesters listed were more resources, jobs and better schools for their communities as well as stronger gun laws. Daley and his clan. To the east rose the Robert Taylor Homes, a high-rise public housing complex that became notorious for its violence.
It was the kind of racial and economic segregation that still exists in Chicago today. Chicago police said the city had homicides and 1, shootings in the first six months of this year, a decrease from the same period last year.
But those crimes have been heavily concentrated in predominantly black, low-income neighborhoods. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.Illustrating the Chicago Values of Murder, Crime & Mayhem. #CrimeIsDown.
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