19 men, 47 women arrested during protest outside event in Chicago attended by Chief Flynn

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Arrests outside McCormick Place in Chicago during International Association of Chiefs of Police

CHICAGO — Chicago police on Saturday, October 24th made arrests during a protest outside an event attended by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.

WGN is reporting 19 men and 47 women were arrested during the protest outside McCormick Place on S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The convention center was playing host to the 122nd International Association of Chiefs of Police — attended by Chief Flynn.

Police say those arrested face misdemeanor charges of obstruction of traffic by a non-motorist.

These protesters were demanding fair policing practices and a shift in the way police engage with African-American communities, WGN says.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy welcomed thousands law enforcement officials from agencies across the country for the event.

President Barack Obama will be in Chicago on Tuesday, October 27th to address the conference.

2 comments

  • Truth

    That is their job to protest:
    “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” BOOKER T. Washington

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