CHICAGO (CBS) — About 1,000 protesters gathered in Logan Square Thursday night calling for racial justice and police reform.
The protesters were gathered at Kimball and Wrightwood avenues, close to where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives, as of 9:15 p.m.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
The group included representatives of Black Lives Matter and Good Kids Mad City, and they are also calling for the defunding of police.
The protest began at the actual Logan Square at Milwaukee and Kedzie avenues. It grew considerably as it moved through the neighborhood.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Pleasant Parade Weather Tuesday
Organizers called the protest event Logan Square Lockdown.
The protest remained peaceful, and some of the protesters appeared to be dancing in the middle of the intersection Thursday night.MORE NEWS: Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit To Crack Down On Harassing Robocalls, And Effort May Help In Illinois Too