Monday, November 24, 2014

Demonstrators March Through Sloop After Ferguson Decision

We're hearing intermittent sirens blaring as demonstrators moved through the Sloop in the wake of the Ferguson decision(via Chicago Tribune).
Activists who had gathered at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters Monday evening to await a grand jury's decision in the death of Michael Brown, marched toward downtown, making their way to Lake Shore Drive. 
Several hundred people marched up Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, reaching Lake Shore Drive about 8:50 p.m., chanting as they went north on the southbound drive. "Whose streets? Our streets" the group shouted. 
About 9:30 p.m., police on horseback wearing riot helmets lined up on Lake Shore Drive near Roosevelt Road, forcing demonstrators to head north on Columbus Drive as the smell of horse manure wafted through the air. Lake Shore was reopened about 9:40 p.m. and police and protesters came to a stop at Balbo Drive and Wabash Avenue.
Some protesters were being chased by police after crossing through a line of officers at Wabash.

Police on bicycles blocked the protesters from continuing north on Columbus at Balbo.

A reader sent us the picture above and the below.

UPDATE from Wabash/Balbo:

(Hat tip:  JG & SM!)

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