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CHICAGO (CBS) — A demonstrator interrupted a meeting of the nation’s mayors, halting a news conference and standing in silence to protest the police shooting of a Chicago teenager.READ MORE: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
April Goggans, a member of Black Lives Matter, cut off a speech by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
She stood in front of Rawlings-Blake, and a dozen other officials, holding a sign that read “16 Shots And A Cover Up, #LaquanMcDonald #ResignRahm.”
Goggans, who is from the Washington, D.C. area, stood in front of the group for about 10 minutes.
“Elected officials need to know that we are everywhere,” Goggans told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley after her protest. “We are going to disrupt them. Black people are still being killed by police as these mayors keep investing in the police and not divesting from them to invest in black communities.”