Hundreds in Chicago protest Black Friday in response to police video of LaQuan McDonald’s death

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CHICAGO - Black Friday is one hectic day when millions of people can be found hitting up stores across the country.

This year in Chicago, hundreds of folks hitting the stores weren't fighting crowds to catch holiday sales.

It was angry protesters trying to shut down "Magnificent Mile," a popular shopping area of the city.

"We're all out here in the street shutting down Michigan Avenue, telling people don't shop telling people Chicago's mad, we're angry," said activist Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church.

This all comes after video was released this week of the shooting of laQuan McDonald, an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot 16 times by a white Chicago cop last year.

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson said, "That's why we need a full impartial federal investigation, so to know who saw what when, and why was the tape suppressed for 13 months."

Even though former officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder, protesters say that's not enough.

"We need immediate firing a resignation of Anita Alvarez. We need mayor Rahm Emanuel, we need superintendent McCarthy to resign and not to be in the system where cops who kill our people not only take our lives they take our money and they do not invest in our future," one protester said.

Chicago police superintendent, Garry McCarthy doesn't plan on going anywhere, but says he'd rather work out the problems.


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