Today: Wednesday, 22 May 2024 year

Protesters Block Black Friday Shopping Demanding Justice To Laquan McDonald

The busiest shopping days of the year turned to disappointment for shoppers of the Michigan Avenue Friday when people in hundreds marched down protesting fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald and forcing authorities to shut down the six-lane thoroughfare to vehicles and lock down businesses.

The protesters, a mix of races and ages, moved up and down of the Michigan Avenue waving flags and signs in front of stores and calling for justice for the death of 17-year-old black student. Many remained in the area for hours until 9:15 p.m. most of them decided to call it a night.

Several more groups demonstrated the protests in other cities too on Black Friday including New York, Minneapolis and Seattle saying to deeply think about the death of the teenager who was shot by police sixteen times even after he lay on the ground on a neighborhood street.

Meanwhile, some shoppers expressed confusion and others a bit of frustration.