National Day of Action Against Police Brutality

More than 100 people rallied at Chicago’s Daley Plaza at noon on Oct. 22, the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality. The rally followed the release of a report by We Charge Genocide to the United Nations. The report documented allegations of police abuse against youth of color in Chicago and urges the UN to consider the violations in the report as forms of torture. According to the report, from 2009 to 2013, 75 percent of victims of police shootings were African-American. Later that evening, activists held a vigil outside of the 11th District Police Station, in honor of Roshad McIntosh, 18, who was fatally shot in East Garfield Park in August.  [Photos and video by Grace Donnelly and William Camargo]

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