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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 06:58 AM

Chicago: Protesters shut down the Dan Ryan

Protesters are marched in Chicago and across the country Thursday in response to the recent police involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Big crowds gathered in Times Square in New York and protesters stormed the capitol in Washington.

In Chicago, demonstrators caused big disruptions in traffic. Two college students organized the protest on social media.
Police say there were no arrests here, but at one point, the crowd stopped traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Several more protests are in the works including one planned for Saturday at the Taste of Chicago and another economic boycott on Michigan Ave later this month.

http://wgntv.com/2016/07/07/protesters-shut-down-the-dan-ryan/







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Reply Chicago: Protesters shut down the Dan Ryan (Original post)
ellenrr Jul 2016 OP
romanic Jul 2016 #1
ellenrr Jul 2016 #6
romanic Jul 2016 #8
Travis_0004 Jul 2016 #2
Hortensis Jul 2016 #3
ellenrr Jul 2016 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2016 #7
stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #4

Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:19 AM

1. Get out of the Freeways/Highways/Interstates/Expressways

and march to the Police Stations instead. Racist cops killed those men, on commuters for cripes sakes. -_-

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Response to romanic (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:43 AM

6. for cripe's sake, study some history

do you prefer to have segregated drinking fountains back?
Are you unaware of how "inconvenient" it was to the White people of the south to have to pick up their maids bec. of the Montgomery bus boycott.
Study!!

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 12:52 PM

8. It's not about inconvenience

Its about action. Blocking highways didn't work the first time or the time after that. Bring it to the local police hq instead.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:24 AM

2. Shutting down highways just pisses people off

 

Get off the damn road. Shutting down highways is not gping to win hearts and minds.

And the police should be arrested anybody on the highway.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:33 AM

3. Back in the '60s protestors came out,

including some militant groups did some things that were not all admirable (funny that I remember especially male calls for black women to have more babies (that didn't go over well), but I am female after all. ). But together they alarmed a bunch of people, especially as blown up by the media, and the fear of violence caused alarmed white "establishment" leaders to sit down with "establishment" black leaders to make real changes.

I disagree that "just pisses people off" is the only possible result of this. I'm feeling more like it's "deja vu all over again" except that these protesters are mainly just plain angry people who've come out to say a very loud no to police murders.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:41 AM

5. yeah, it's so inconvenient...

It's not like having your father/mother/sister/brother killed is that inconvenient....

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 11:14 AM

7. Yeah, why can't these people stop bothering the rest of us with their little grievances?

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:55 AM

4. demonstrators caused big disruptions in traffic.

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